The Supreme Court today ordered the next California bar exam — scheduled for the end of February — to be “administered online . . . mostly remotely.”    The court cited the COVID-19 pandemic as “continu[ing] to limit the State Bar’s ability to administer the [test] in the traditional mass, in-person format.”

The order gives the State Bar the discretion to allow in-person testing, with “reasonable pandemic-related precautions,” for certain applicants “granted testing accommodations” or “with other extenuating circumstances.”


Cheryl Miller in The Recorder

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