Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2020, 8:50 AMUpdated: April 22, 2020, 6:20 PM

California Weighs Emergency Lawyer Licensing Due to Virus (2)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Two separate groups, one led by law school students and the other by deans, are urging the Supreme Court of California to cancel in-person bar exams due to Covid-19 for the remainder of 2020, but without a consensus for what comes next in that state and beyond.

The California coalitions agree that the exam currently scheduled for July 28-29 shouldn’t merely be delayed until September, which was recently recommended as a “preferred option” by the state bar’s board of trustees, but rather dashed altogether because of lingering virus-related public health dangers.

Beyond that, their perspectives diverge.

A group of deans ...

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