Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2020, 10:33 PM

California Bar Trustees Advise July Exam Be Delayed, or Scrapped

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

California’s main bar exam should be paused until September or provisional diploma privileges should be granted to law graduates, the California Bar’s Board of Trustees recommended.

The options were announced Tuesday at a meeting about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on law students facing jarring, last-minute uncertainties about credentials needed to begin their careers. They will be detailed in a letter sent to the state supreme court, which will decide how to proceed later this month.

The trustees suggested a delay of the main bar exam from July 28-29 until Sept. 9-10, with options to hold it in-person or online. The ...

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