Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2020, 10:54 PM

California Bar OKs Temporary Law Licenses in Place of Bar Exam

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The California State Bar’s Board of Trustees approved a plan that would grant temporary licenses to recent law school grads for less than two years.

The provisional licensing program, which had been ordered by the California Supreme Court, will serve as a stop-gap measure for law school graduates who haven’t yet passed a bar exam but wish to practice until the program ends in June of 2022. To remain licensed, participants will need to pass the bar once the program ends.

The state’s high court on Wednesday rejected a petition for diploma privilege, which would have allowed lawyers to ...

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