Board of Bar Examiners

250 Benefit Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 222-3272 telephone

The Board of Bar Examiners, appointed by the Supreme Court, tests the legal knowledge of bar applicants, administers and proctors the Rhode Island Bar Examination on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July, and prepares and scores the essay portion of the bar exam. Members serve for five (5) years and there are no limits on the number of terms.

The Board of Bar Examiners has adopted Rules of Practice to assist in the carrying out of its duties.


  • David A. Wollin, Esquire, Chair
  • Melissa K. Burnett-Testa, Esquire
  • William J. Conley, Jr., Esquire
  • Mark B. Decof, Esquire
  • Thomas Dickinson, Esquire
  • Carly B. Iafrate, Esquire
  • Deborah M. Tate, Esquire
  • Adam M. Ramos, Esquire
  • Michael A. St. Pierre, Esquire
  • Michael A. Ursillo, Esquire
  • Cynthia Wilson-Frias, Esquire

  • Kathleen Kelly, Esquire, Legal Counsel

  • Nancy R. Mahoney, Bar Administrator