Testing accommodations

Testing accommodations are available to individuals with mental or physical disabilities as defined under Rule XVII of the Rules Regulating Admission to Practice Law in California

All petitions for testing accommodations at the Oct. 27, 2015 legal specialist examination must be received at the State Bar offices in San Francisco by Thurs. Oct. 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. However, it is to your advantage to file early to give yourself enough time to prepare the documentation and to take advantage of the appeal deadline of Wed. Oct. 7, 2015 if you should wish to request an appeal.

Please note that you must also separately register to take the examination in order to secure a seat at the examination. If you wish, you may apply first for testing accommodations and later for registration, but standard policy for registration will apply, including fees and deadlines in effect at the time that you file the examination registration. Early bird pricing ends Sept. 1, 2015. No test registration forms can be accepted after Thurs. Oct. 1, 2015.

When applying for Testing Accommodations, please fill out and return Form A along with any of Forms B-H that are necessary based upon your specific request:

Contact Us

Questions? Contact the Department of Legal Specialization at Legalspec@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2120.