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Georgia Cancels September Exam, Moves Online

While many law students around the country are still staring down a bar exam next week because Mola Ram demands his ritualistic sacrifice, some states had already pushed the bar exam to September. Alas, a date that was once seen as an abundance of caution is now looking as dangerously optimistic and the bar examiners […]

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BREAKING: New York Cancels September Bar Examination

New York moved quickly to cancel the July examination and move the test to September. At the time, it signaled an abundance of caution. Now the state has come to terms with the fact that even September will be too soon for an in-person exam. The BOLE announced the change today: In light of accelerating […]

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Veteran State Court Judge Rips Bar Exam, Says Test ‘Does Not Function To Protect The Public’

Judge Darleen Ortega has spent 17 years on the Oregon Court of Appeals and she’s learned a thing or two about the bar exam as she’s watched from her judicial perch. So when Oregon opted to join Utah and Washington in granting emergency diploma privilege in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and she saw mainstream […]

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Concerned About COVID At July Bar Exam, Virginia Cancels Requirement That Applicants Wear Ties

Virginia isn’t the worst off of any state right now, but COVID infection rates have crept up over the past couple of weeks as America continues its nationwide backslide into the pandemic. And yet Virginia remained one of the astoundingly non-zero number of states insisting on an in-person bar exam this month over every bit […]

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Morning Docket: 07.03.20

(Image via Getty) * Tennessee has become the second state in the country to delay the administration of the summer bar exam. [Nashville Post] * A New Jersey lawyer has been disbarred for converting $92,000 from his attorney trust account. [New Jersey Law Journal] * A Manhattan judge (before whom I argued my first motion […]