Bloomberg Law
June 30, 2020, 1:28 PM

States Pressured to Waive Bar Exam for New Lawyers in Pandemic

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Johnny Carver is in a tough spot. He has to decide whether to sit for the Florida bar exam in person next month so that he can start earning a living, or sit it out to avoid possible exposure to coronavirus and the higher risk it poses for him due to an autoimmune condition.

“I want to be an attorney so badly. I’ll do what it takes to achieve that goal,” the recent University of Miami School of Law graduate said in an interview about the higher stakes right now of tackling the bar in a room full of test-takers. ...

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