Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2020, 7:41 PMUpdated: Oct. 22, 2020, 9:51 PM

California High Court OKs Some Law Licenses without Bar Exam (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The California Supreme Court has approved a new rule creating a temporary lawyer licensing program for 2020 law school graduates as an alternative to the bar exam.

The provisional licenses will be open to anyone who was eligible to sit for the California bar exam between Dec. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020. Applicants must have an offer of employment, or a commitment to volunteer with a law firm, legal services organization, corporate legal department, or government agency prior to applying.

The program, which takes effect Nov. 17, will serve as a stop-gap measure for law school graduates who haven’t ...

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