Bloomberg Law
Jan. 8, 2021, 11:58 PM

California Bar OKs License Plan for Students Who Failed Tests

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A State Bar of California panel approved a plan to allow the potential licensing of more than 2,000 new lawyers that narrowly failed bar exams in recent years.

The attorneys would be admitted without re-taking the exams, under the plan, which still needs approval from the California Supreme Court. The Bar’s Board of Trustees executive committee unanimously approved the proposal Friday.

Officials at a Zoom meeting hailed the plan as a needed fix for exam takers whose margin of failure in the tests was narrow. The vote is the latest in a series of steps by state officials in response ...

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