Announcement for the July 2020 Bar Exam

In the midst of all of the uncertainties with the crisis facing our state and nation, questions have been raised as to whether Nevada will hold the July 2020 Bar Examination. No one can predict the course of the COVID-19 pandemic or the response of our State or National leaders in the months to come.

The Nevada Board of Bar Examiners is continuing its preparations for the July 2020 exam. The Board is working closely with the Nevada Supreme Court, the Nevada State Bar Board of Governors, and the National Conference of Bar Examiners on whether to hold the July exam. We will make a final decision no later than May 22, 2020. This decision will be based on the health directives issued by the state and federal health agencies and the Governor of the State of Nevada.

The members of the Board realize that under the best of circumstances thinking about the bar exam is stressful, but with the unknowns of the current pandemic it is exponentially more stressful. We will continue to update you as the circumstances of this crisis develop. Your continued patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Richard M. Trachok, Esq.
Chair- Nevada Board of Bar Examiners

The State Bar of Nevada’s Admissions department is responsible for assisting individuals with admission to the bar, including administration of the Nevada bar exam.

The July 2020 Bar Exam application will be available online beginning December 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. PST. The first deadline is March 1, 2020, and the final deadline is May 1, 2020No Exceptions!

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