Examination Information

The final deadline for the February 2020 examination is January 15, 2020. Applications to take the examination and petitions for test accommodations must be received in their entirety by that date.

Bar Admissions Presentations

An online version of the bar admissions information presented to beginning Florida law school students is now available. Also available is an online version of information provided for 3L students.

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Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Under rule 1-13 of the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to The Bar, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Florida created by the court to implement the rules relating to bar admission.

Under rule 1-21, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners consists of 12 members of The Florida Bar and 3 public members who are not lawyers.

Officers of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
Chair: David C. Reeves, Esq.
Vice Chair: Jane A. Rose, Esq.

Members of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
Dennis J. Alfonso, Esq.
Patrick P. Coll, Esq.
John R. Dierking, Esq.
Larry S. Hersch, Esq.
William F. Hodgkins
Kurt E. Lee, Esq.
Deborah S. Minnis, Esq.
Jennifer Martinez Mooney, Esq.
Rachelle Munson, Esq.
Paul J. Schwiep, Esq.
Elaine Terenzi
Stanley H. Wakshlag, Esq.

Staff of the Florida Board Of Bar Examiners
Michele A. Gavagni, Executive Director
James T. Almon, General Counsel

Please direct any correspondence to the Board's Executive Director.

Michele A. Gavagni
Executive Director
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
(850) 487-1292
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