October 2020 Grade Release Date Announced

The results of the October 13, 2020 Bar Examination are scheduled to be released on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Supreme Court names Registrant Advocate

Please see the press release dated September 3, 2020 for specific information.

First applicants for Florida’s temporary supervised legal practice program approved

Please see the press release dated August 28, 2020 for specific information.

Florida Supreme Court enters order concerning the rescheduling of the online bar examination and authorization of temporary supervised practice program

On August 26, 2020, The Florida Supreme Court entered an order in re: COVID-19 Emergency Changes to the Administration of the July 2020 Florida Bar Examination — Rescheduling of Online Bar Examination and Authorization of Temporary Supervised Practice Program.

Florida Supreme Court issues pandemic order establishing supervised practice program for Bar applicants

On August 24, 2020, The Florida Supreme Court entered an order establishing the supervised practice program for 2020 bar applicants. Applicants who qualify should submit the Application for Temporary Supervised Practice form to the board, via portal upload through the applicant portal, fax to (850) 414-6822, or mail to 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750.

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.
Deborah Lynn Curry, CPA
John R. Dierking, Esq.
Larry S. Hersch, Esq.
Gen. William F. Hodgkins
Mindy McNichols, 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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