Are you taking the July 2017 bar exam
or do you know someone who is?

This program is designed for those who are retaking the Massachusetts bar exam in July 2017. If you are a first-time exam taker, but believe this program would benefit you, you can let us know on the law school grad sign-up information form below.

There is hope, there is no shame; and most importantly, there is help and support available from the legal community.  

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


Law School Grads:
Are you taking the Massachusetts Bar Exam in July 2017?

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
  • dealing with anxiety

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

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



Attorneys: Could you offer a helping hand to an applicant sitting for the July 2017 Bar Exam?

Call for Volunteers - Bar Exam Coaching Program

We are seeking attorneys to serve as coaches to bar exam applicants sitting for the Massachusetts 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, time & stress management, and dealing with anxiety. Coaches will communicate with their applicant by e-mail, by phone, or in person.

A training video and coaching guidelines will be provided.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org or at 617-778-1918.


Bar Exam Coaching Kick-Off Reception

Join us for our Bar Coaching Kick Off Reception - Thursday, May 25th, from 5:30 - 7:30PM at the BBA!

Meet with applicants, coaches, judges, and bar leaders over pizza. We'll talk with recent exam-takers about strategies that worked from them.

We'll also hear from successful attorneys and judges who have struggled on their first attempt at taking the exam.

To register for the reception, click here.