The Committee of Bar Examiners is a committee of the State Bar. It is delegated by the Board of Trustees with the authority to oversee the requirements for admission to practice law in California, as an adviser to the Supreme Court.
The committee is made up of 19 members appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees, the governor, the speaker of the state Assembly and the Senate rules committee. It meets six to eight times a year to consider new policies and review procedures for law schools and admissions rules. It also reviews denials of applications on moral character grounds.
The Committee of Bar Examiners operates under a set of admissions and educational rules, including those governing admissions standards, examination guidelines and law school policies.