Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2021, 4:00 PM

California Sets In-Person Bar Exam as Covid-19 Cases Fall

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The California bar exam in February will be in person, marking the state’s first move away from online tests since Covid-19 surged last year.

The California Supreme Court’s order Wednesday didn’t mention Covid-19 and said the decision to hold the test in person is subject to any restrictions state or local public health authorities impose. California Covid-19 cases have been trending down since a recent peak in mid-August, according to a state data.

The court’s decision confirms expectations set in June when the National Conference of Bar Examiners said it would prepare only in-person exam materials for the tests next ...

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