The Supreme Court has named Florida State University law school Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor as the “Registrant Advocate” to work with Florida bar examinees unable to take the 2020 summer Bar exam due to pandemic test failures.

Under the program, examinees can use an online form to contact both the Registrant Advocate and the Board of Bar Examiners about issues like software or testing accommodations. Or they will be able to contact the Registrant Advocate anonymously by email to with their concerns.

The new Registrant Advocate position was created after the regular July 2020 Bar exam was canceled due to health and safety concerns in the coronavirus pandemic. A rescheduled August exam was later canceled because of failures in an online testing system.