The BBA’s Bar Exam Coaching Program matches bar applicants with attorney-coaches ahead of each iteration of the bar exam in Massachusetts. Coaches are trained by experienced bar prep staff to guide applicants through the non-substantive elements of prep: mental preparation, study tips, and time & stress management. This program is designed for those who are retaking the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in Massachusetts, but first-time takers will be matched to a coach based on availability.

The program has matched nearly 200 applicants with coaches since 2015. See below to sign-up as an applicant or a coach!

For more information, contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org or at 617-778-1918.

Bar Applicants:

Are you taking the Uniform Bar Examination in Massachusetts in July 2019?

We know you’ve got the academic part of your bar prep under control, but let us help out with the mental, emotional, and practical preparation. We are ready to connect you with attorney-coaches from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to offer guidance on:

  • time management
  • effective study techniques
  • stress management

If you are taking the exam this July and would like to be connected with a coach, please fill out this online information form.

Please note that this program is designed for those who are retaking the bar exam in Massachusetts. However, we will accept applications for the program from first-time exam takers and assign you to a coach based on availability.


Attorneys:

Could you offer a helping hand to an applicant sitting for the July 2019 Bar Exam?

We are seeking attorneys to serve as coaches to bar exam applicants sitting for the Bar Exam this July. This is a short-term commitment with a big impact. Coaches are not expected to answer substantive law questions, but will be trained to offer guidance on mental preparation, confidence, study tips, and time & stress management. Coaches will communicate with their applicant by e-mail, by phone, or in person.

Training and program guidelines will be provided.

If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please fill out this online information form.