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Hawaii Bar Exam Where & When


Amended Second Order Regarding the September 2020 Bar Exam in Light of COVID-19

Applicants who met the admission requirements for the September 2020 bar examination can be admitted temporarily as an attorney in the State of Hawaii without taking the upcoming written examination by electing to be admitted via provisional license. These applicants must take a later bar examination prior to July 1, 2022, the expiration date of the provisional license. Prior to the start of the September 2020 bar exam, applicants may also choose to defer sitting for the exam to a later exam date. For either option, the applicant would not be required to pay an additional application fee.

If you wish to choose either option — deferral or provisional license — please send an email to with your written request.

By order of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii, the Hawaii bar exam originally scheduled for July 28-29, 2020, will now be held September 9-10, 2020 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

  • Hawaii Convention Center, Kamehameha II Exhibit Hall, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

The deadline to submit your application was extended to May 1, 2020.

Also, the June 2020 Hawaii Professionalism Course which is currently scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 is cancelled. Any person eligible to take the June 2020 course will be given an additional six months to comply with RSCH Rule 1.14(a).