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Online bar exams delayed in 2 states because of issues with testing software

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Nevada and Indiana have pushed back the dates for their online bar exams after users taking practice tests encountered technology problems.

Both exams were originally scheduled to begin July 28. The Indiana one-day exam is pushed back to Aug. 4, and the Nevada exam is pushed back to Aug. 11 and 12.

Press releases, issued Friday and Sunday, respectively, are here and here; and KOLO 8 have coverage.

The tests were rescheduled after users experienced delays when typing during practice tests, according to the Indiana press release. Nevada and Indiana use a software program by ILG Technologies.

The problems happened after an update to the test software. The vendor planned to address the problem this past weekend, but that didn’t leave enough time for testing, according to Indiana and Nevada officials.

Indiana and Nevada designed their own bar exams, as have Florida and Michigan, according to Fifteen other states plan to offer an abbreviated online exam prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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