Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2020, 1:27 AM

California Pushes Bar Exam to October, Offers Temporary Licenses

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent
Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

California’s highest court is delaying the state’s online bar exam until October and will allow some law school graduates to practice temporarily before passing the test, moves made in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The court said it would push back the online version of the exam, previously scheduled for September, in a Thursday letter to the State Bar of California. It also said it would permanently lower the passing score from 1440 to 1390 and ordered the bar to extend registration for the October exam through July 24.

“The court has sought the safest, most humane and practical options ...

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