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Florida reschedules online bar exam because of technology problems

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.

In lieu of an in-person UBE, some jurisdictions with online bar have reciprocity agreements

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the October online bar exam planned by the NCBE has been described as an “emergency remote testing option.” Additionally, it will not offer a portable score because it’s shorter than the Uniform Bar Exam. But that hasn’t stopped some jurisdictions from making their own reciprocity agreements with each other.

Previous bar examinees won’t get benefit of new California cut score, state supreme court says

A lowered cut score on the California bar exam is permanent, but it will not be applied retroactively to earlier exams, the California Supreme Court announced Monday.

Test-takers express safety concerns, fears from in-person bar exam—including lack of masks, unclean bathrooms

Following an in-person July bar exam, some test-takers claim that public health measures were not handled properly during the administration of the test amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, one bar candidate found out that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus shortly after the exam ended.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm eases pay cuts; virtual law firm expands into US

Katten Muchin partly restores pay

Katten Muchin Rosenman has trimmed pay cuts announced in April. The firm had cut pay by up to 20% for lawyers and business professionals…

States should postpone in-person bar exams during COVID-19 pandemic, ABA House says

A resolution urging state courts of last resort to defer in-person bar exams during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop alternate plans to license candidates was adopted Tuesday by the ABA.

ABA to consider recommending in-person bar exams be postponed during COVID-19 pandemic

A resolution urging state courts of last resort to cancel in-person bar exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop alternate plans to license candidates, will be considered by the ABA House of Delegates assembly.

Search for lost LSAT answers continues; LSAC says those affected will see exam fee refunded

A technical issue with the July Law School Admission Test, which was administered remotely, has led to a “small number” of candidates’ test answers being lost.

Indiana changes online bar exam again after ‘repeated and unforeseen technical complications’

Following “repeated and unforeseen technical complications,” the Indiana Supreme Court released an order Wednesday stating that its online bar exam has been rescheduled for Aug. 4, and it will now be an open-book test with questions and answers exchanged by email.

Cyberattack led to state’s delayed online bar exam, software provider says

A testing delay with Michigan’s online bar exam was caused by the outside provider experiencing a distributed denial of service attack, the state supreme court's communications director announced Tuesday evening.

State’s online bar exam is delayed after tech glitch

Some test-takers of the online Michigan bar exam had a brief password glitch on Tuesday, the state supreme court announced in a late morning tweet.

2020 Harvard Law grad postpones bar exam and her wedding plans because of COVID-19

This past spring, when few people realized that most July bar exams would ultimately be canceled, Molly Coleman decided to forgo the test, for the time being, despite her lawyer father’s objections.

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

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

Afternoon Briefs: Most judges see systemic racism; former Trump lawyer sent back to prison over tell-all book

Most judges say systemic racism exists in criminal justice system

Sixty-five percent of 634 judges responding to a survey said they think systemic racism exists in the criminal justice system.…

Do some states really prohibit bringing tampons and pads to the bar exam?

There are many things the National Conference of Bar Examiners thinks test-takers should not bring to a bar exam in the interest of test security—but tampons and sanitary napkins are not on the list, says Judith Gundersen, the NCBE’s president and CEO.

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