Bloomberg Law
July 30, 2021, 9:32 AM

‘Devastating’ Anxiety as Remote Bar Exam Tech Crashes Again

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Technical glitches marred July remote bar exams for the third time in a row, leading to a spike in anxiety for test takers already concerned about passing.

Pre-exam optimism among state bar groups and the National Conference of Bar Examiners that the third time would be the charm for ExamSoft’s software turns out to have been misplaced.

“Unfortunately, some applicants did experience technical difficulties and needed to restart their computer to resume testing,” said ExamSoft spokeswoman Nici Sandberg in a written statement. “While we’re still investigating, these seem to be related to memory issues on some devices.”

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