Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2020, 7:51 PM

Florida to Let Law Grads Work Under Supervision Without Bar Exam

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The Florida Supreme Court has issued an order establishing a supervised practice program that will let certain applicants for the delayed August bar exam temporarily work as lawyers during the pandemic, under supervision of licensed attorneys.

The order came shortly after a group of Florida attorneys on Aug. 20 petitioned the court to allow recent law school graduates to become permanently licensed without taking the exam.

The court’s Monday order is just the latest twist in a Sunshine State saga that’s involved a bar exam delayed three times; fears that the initial in-person exam, which wound up getting canceled, could ...

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