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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.

New York and Illinois join others moving to October online bar exam; another jurisdiction grants diploma privilege

In light of public health concerns, Illinois and New York have joined the growing list of states that canceled in-person bar exams, with plans for an October remote test offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Another state cancels September bar exam and replaces it with online test over COVID-19 concerns

On Monday, Georgia canceled its in-person September bar exam because of public health concerns stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

California announces online October bar exam, lowered cut score and supervised practice

California will have an online multiple-choice question bar exam in October, the state supreme court announced Thursday.

New York cancels September bar exam, and considers NCBE’s October offering

New York’s September bar exam has been canceled, the state court of appeals announced on its website Thursday.

“Unfortunately, the global pandemic presents a persisting threat in a growing number…

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