The Supreme Court today extended by seven months a temporary supervised provisional license program for persons who became eligible to take the bar exam between December 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. The provisional licenses, which were to end this Wednesday, will now run until the end of the year. However, new applicants for the license must still meet program requirements by Wednesday.

A Judicial Council news release by Merrill Balassone reports there are “346 active participants who have not yet been admitted to the State Bar” and the extension “allows additional time for [them] to meet licensure requirements, such as passing the bar exam and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), finishing the moral character determination process, and completing any supervised practice hours.”

[December 24 update: Merrill Balassone’s news release for California Courts — “California Supreme Court Extends Provisional Licensing Program through 2025.”]


Supreme Court approves provisional license program

Supreme Court again postpones bar exam, lowers passing score, and directs temporary provisional licensing for 2020 grads