Bloomberg Law
Sept. 15, 2020, 6:01 PMUpdated: Sept. 15, 2020, 9:46 PM

Disabled Grads Sue in Calif. Over Bar Exam, Claim Virus Risk (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Plans for disabled law school graduates to take the California bar exam in-person puts them at special risk of contracting Covid-19, according to a new lawsuit.

As many as 11,000 people are scheduled to take the exam online Oct. 5-6, but a small group has been asked to travel to sit for it in-person to accommodate special needs.

Three disabled test takers say being forced to risk exposure to coronavirus violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and a California civil rights law. They filed a lawsuit Monday against the State Bar of California and the National Conference of Bar Examiners. ...

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