Next Baby Bar Exam and online v. in person info
The June 2021 Baby Bar came and went and the Cal Bar promptly announced the info about the next Baby Bar Exam. And it’s interesting. So here’s the deal:
The next Baby Bar returns to the traditional October schedule. The date is October 26, 2021, and notably, it’s an online exam. As per the Cal Bar:
Date: October 26, 2021
Applicants must log into the exam between the time the password is released at 7:40 a.m. and the latest start time of 8:00 a.m. for the first exam session to verify their identification. In the morning, the exam will be administered in four, one-hour sessions (one hour per essay question). There will be a 25-minute break between each one-hour question session. Other than scheduled breaks, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish the session early and upload their answers. In the afternoon, multiple-choice questions will be split into two 90-minute sessions, each containing 50 questions. There will be a 25-minute break between the sessions. Other than the scheduled break, applicants are not permitted to leave the view of their web camera unless they finish early and upload their answers.
|July 1||Exam application open|
|August 2||Timely filing deadline|
|August 3–31||$25 late filing fee|
|September 1–15||$200 late filing fee|
|September 15||– Final filing/reinstatement deadline
– Testing accommodations petition final filing deadline*
|October 1||Appeal of Testing Accommodations Petition Decision*|
|October 12||– Final eligibility deadline
– Proof of Law Study (first-time applicants for the exam)
|October 15||Emergency Testing Accommodations Petition final filing deadline*|
Results will be published on December 10 via the Applicant Portal.