State Bar of California Board of Trustees Chair Alan Steinbrecher sent a letter to the California Supreme Court last week outlining two options to replace the exam scheduled in July.
The letter lists several factors to consider when addressing the pandemic’s impact on students, such as increased difficulty studying, the effects of delaying the exam on students who have undertaken debt, the need for lawyers as a result of the pandemic and the need to ensure the “minimum competency of new licensees…it is not feasible to administer an in person examination in June or July,” the letter reads. “Approximately 9,000 people typically sit for the July bar examination and the Governor announced yesterday that large gatherings of people must be avoided through August.”
The letter’s second option is canceling the July exam, with the next scheduled exam in February 2021.
The complete article can be read at https://www.dailycal.org/2020/04/18/ca-bar-examination-may-be-postponed-or-canceled-due-to-spread-of-covid-19/