The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has rescheduled the next Florida Bar exam for October 13, with testing potentially continuing October 14 for any candidates who receive test accommodations.
According to the board, the exam will be administered using an online format provided by ExamSoft, a company with more than 20 years’ experience with delivery of online exams.
Use of this platform will require that each applicant sitting for the October 2020 Bar Examination have access to a computer that has installed the necessary ExamSoft software.
Officials say the exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions and three essay questions.
All multiple-choice questions will be based on Florida law, and will test the following seven subjects: Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure; Torts; Business Entities; Evidence; Wills; and Trusts.
The three essay questions will test Federal Constitutional Law and the following six subjects (all based on Florida law): Torts; Real Property; Florida Constitutional Law; Ethics; Contracts; and UCC Article 3.
Other subjects that are normally available for testing under the current Bar Admissions Rules will not be tested in October.
The board will provide more information to applicants in early September about software installation instructions and the mock examinations to familiarize them with the program that will be used for the examination.
A backup testing plan is also being developed, with details to be announced once they are complete.
The Florida Supreme Court has also elected to appoint a Registrant Advocate to aid in assuring that registrant’s concerns about administration of this examination are timely addressed.
Details about the Registrant Advocate’s role will also be announced once finalized.
Applicants should check the Board’s website regularly for updates in details and for additional announcements about the upcoming exam.