NYS Board of Law Examiners

office (518) 453-5990
fax (518) 452-5729
TTY: Call 711 (nyrelay.com)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time

About BOLE

The New York State Board of Law Examiners, operating under the auspices of the New York State Court of Appeals, is responsible for administering the bar examination to candidates seeking admission to practice law in the State of New York. The Board has been in existence for over a hundred years, having been created by the New York State Legislature in 1894. The five members of the Board are practicing attorneys appointed by the Court of Appeals. The Board maintains a business office in Albany, New York with a full-time staff that oversees the administration of the bar examination. The bar examination is administered twice per year, on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. The Board administers the bar examination to nearly 15,000 candidates annually.

Members of the Board

Diane F. Bosse, Chair
Bryan R. Williams
Robert S. McMillen
E. Leo Milonas
Michael Colodner

Executive Staff

John J. McAlary, Executive Director
Christine L. Kenefick , Deputy Director & Counsel