Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

July 2021 Colorado Bar Exam - to be held remotely

General Information and Schedule

In light of the continuing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic for large event logistics and Colorado’s recent experience with a remote bar examination, the Colorado Supreme Court has decided that the July 2021 Colorado Bar Examination will be held remotely.

COVID-19 – Application Process and Procedural Notices: Changes in documentation requirements remain in effect for all applications submitted for the July 2021 exam. Please see the FAQs located here. All documentation may be submitted electronically-only and should be uploaded to the applicant portal; applicants should retain original, hardcopy documentation – applicants DO NOT need to mail original hardcopies to the Office. Further, notarization of documentation continues to be waived; the Office will request notarization if required by a third-party.

When communicating with your law school regarding the Law School Graduation Certification and Law School Application, please direct them to the law school portal so they may upload your documentation electronically, rather than having to mail the documents to our Office. The law school portal is located here. This portal is for law school representatives only.

Attorneys admitted in another U.S. jurisdiction: Are you admitted in a non-reciprocal U.S. jurisdiction but otherwise meet the practice time requirements for On Motion admission? Consider reviewing the rule for On Motion admission and C.R.C.P. 206 (petition process). If you need additional information about C.R.C.P. 206, please email the Office at bleinfo@csc.state.co.us.

Foreign Law School Graduates:You must be pre-authorized to apply for the July 2021 Colorado bar exam. Please review the instructions for Foreign Law School Graduates on the procedures. Documentation may be submitted electronically, but hardcopy originals must be made available for review if requested. Please email our office at bleinfo@csc.state.co.us when you are prepared to submit your information for further guidance. Please do not email confidential documentation; our Office will provide a secure method for documentation to be submitted.

Important Deadlines:

Feb. 1 Application filing period opens for July 2021 bar exam

April 1 Application filing deadline for July 2021 bar exam

May 1 LATE application filing deadline for July 2021 bar exam (late fee applies)

June 1 Applicant Agreement Complete-by Date for July 2021 bar exam

July 27-28 July 2021 bar exam