Applications Open for Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of the California Bar Exam

The California Supreme Court and the State Bar are now accepting applications for their joint Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of the California Bar Exam. The commission, anticipated to have 15 to 20 members, will develop recommendations concerning whether and what changes to make to the California Bar Exam, and whether to adopt alternative or additional testing or tools to ensure minimum competence to practice law. The commission will explore issues to ensure that the exam is an effective tool for determining whether applicants are prepared to practice law ethically and competently at a level appropriate for an entry-level attorney.

Applications will be accepted by the State Bar through Monday, November 30, 2020. The Supreme Court will make final appointment decisions.

The commission is expected to convene its first meeting in January 2021 and complete its work in approximately 12 months. More information