CBA Calls for Firms to Support October Bar Exam Applicants

Written Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee (CBEC) will hold the Remote Bar Exam on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Complete information regarding the exam can be found on the CBEC website. The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is offering space for applicants to take the exam and is asking law firms to volunteer space as well.

Making Testing Space Available
The CBA has the capacity to host nine applicants at the CBA Law Center at 30 Bank Street in New Britain. An applicant interested in taking the exam at the CBA Law Center must contact to reserve a space.

Before entering the building, applicants are required to have their temperature taken and answer COVID-19 related health questions. Any applicants with a temperature over 100.4° F will be denied entry. Masks must be worn in the building’s common areas but can be removed at the applicant’s assigned test location. Parking is available across the street at the New Britain Szczesny Garage (35 Bank St, New Britain) and the CBA will validate parking tickets.

Any law firm that would like to offer space for applicants to take the exam that meets the test requirements listed below should contact

Test Specifics and Requirements
The exam begins at noon each day and concludes at 3:30 p.m. each day for standard time applicants.  There are two sessions for standard time applicants. Applicants must test alone in a room and will be proctored by their computer camera and microphone.  While applicants do not need to maintain an Internet connection during the entire exam, they will need the Internet at the beginning of each session and then after the exam concludes to upload their files.  The complete list of requirements can be found on the CBEC website.

Those seeking an accommodation must provide an affidavit explaining in detail why the accommodation is required. Affidavits may be mailed or delivered in person during business hours; they will not be accepted electronically. Affidavits seeking an accommodation must be received on or before Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in order to be considered. A form affidavit is available on the CBEC website.