Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

UPCOMING DATES:

2020

Sept. 1 Application filing period opens for February 2021 bar exam

Oct. 8 Results announced for July 2020 bar exam

Nov. 1 Application filing deadline for February 2021 bar exam

Dec. 1 LATE application filing deadline for February 2021 bar exam

More important dates in 2021 listed here.

Testing Accommodations

ADAA Testing Accommodation Requests (NST)

It is the policy of The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Admissions (OAA) to provide non-standard testing accommodations (NST) to applicants with disabilities for the bar examination to the extent such accommodations are timely requested, reasonable, not unduly burdensome, consistent with the nature and purpose of the examination and necessitated by the applicant's disability.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review OAA’s General Instructions for Requesting Testing Accommodations for all requirements and procedures for requesting NST accommodations on the bar exam.

If you have a general question about the NST application process itself, you may email your question(s) to bleinfo@csc.state.co.us or through the messaging center in your CiviCore applicant portal. Please do not email specific questions or concerns about the merits of your application or re-application, or the merits of the OAA’s determination letter. Other than your name and NCBE number, do not include any confidential or personal identifying information in any e-mail sent and do not attach ANY documents, including application documents, to any e-mail.

Click here for OAA’s General Instructions for Requesting Testing Accommodations. Please see notice below concerning the submission of documents in digital format.

Courtesy Accommodation Requests for Health-Related Condition Requests

OAA will provide upon written request, courtesy accommodations for health-related conditions if the accommodation can be made in a standard testing room and without deviation from the standard testing schedule. Courtesy accommodations may be requested when:

Requests submitted after the filing deadline for a health-related condition or injury that was unknown at the time of the filing deadline will also be considered but could be denied.

Examples of Courtesy Accommodations

SEATING ASSIGNMENT: For medical or health-related conditions that require seating near a restroom, at the end of a row, with ease of access to seat or row, or sufficient space to accommodate a wheelchair, scooter, crutches or other orthopedic device.

MEDICAL DEVICE: For medical or health-related conditions that require access to one or more devices during the exam such as diabetic support devices (insulin pump, glucose monitor, etc.), assistive devices such as diabetic supplies, hearing aids, orthopedic lumbar supports, crutches, post-surgical boots or braces.

LACTATION ACCOMMODATION: Courtesy accommodations for women who are lactating are available upon request. A request for lactation accommodations must include documented medical evidence from your child’s pediatrician or your obstetrician verifying your child’s reliance on breast milk and the child’s date of birth. List all accommodations you believe will be necessary on the day of the exam. Do not assume a particular accommodation will be granted if not listed in your request; be specific.

Accommodations may typically include:

*Most venues are not equipped with private lactation rooms or if provided, the lactation room is a considerable distance from the designated testing room. Therefore, in an effort to provide a private space located more conveniently to the test room, the lactation area may be temporary in design and structure.

NOTICE CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS IN DIGITAL FORMAT

OAA will accept documentation in digital format using Citrix ShareFile®. Upon submitting documents to OAA in digital format, an applicant is representing that each digitized document is a complete and accurate representation of the original document. OAA reserves the right to request production of the original of any uploaded document. Applicants may still opt to mail a completed application/re-application with supporting documentation but please do NOT do both (that is, do not both mail and submit digitized documents). Do not upload accommodation request paperwork to your CiviCore admissions application. Please timely contact our Office if you would like to submit your accommodation paperwork in a digital format and our Office will provide you access to a Citrix ShareFile® folder to upload your documentation. Supplemental information may be submitted digitally, even if the original request was submitted in hardcopy, but the applicant should arrange delivery of those documents with our accommodations administrator.

For further guidance regarding additional needs, please contact the Office of Attorney Admissions at bleinfo@csc.state.co.us or 303-928-7770.