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Florida reschedules online bar exam because of technology problems

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Florida’s online bar exam, scheduled to start Aug. 19, has been canceled because of technical problems, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced Sunday.

It will be rescheduled “for a date to be determined in October,” according to a news release.

“Despite the board’s best efforts to offer a licensure opportunity in August, it was determined that administering a secure and reliable remote bar examination in August was not technically feasible,” according to the news release.

With approval from the Florida Supreme Court, the state board of bar examiners also announced that it is creating a supervised practice program, which is scheduled to begin no later than mid-September, according to the news release.

In May, Florida announced plans for an in-person July bar. That exam was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 1, the state supreme court released plans for an August online exam.

See also: “Indiana changes online bar exam again after ‘repeated and unforeseen technical complications’” “Another state cancels September bar exam and replaces it with online test over COVID-19 concerns” “Online bar exams delayed in 2 states because of issues with testing software” “State’s online bar exam is delayed after tech glitch”

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