NYSBA Issues Statement Regarding New York’s Remote Bar Exam

By Christian Nolan

NYSBA Task Force Reviews Uniform Bar Exam

Scott M. Karson, President of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement regarding the decision of the New York Court of Appeals to administer a one-time emergency remote bar exam on October 5-6, 2020.

“Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and the New York State Court of Appeals have wisely provided recent law school graduates with a measure of certainty at a time when they face mounting student debt and a slow job market brought on by the coronavirus pandemic,” said NYSBA President Scott M. Karson. “We agree that a remote exam is not a perfect solution, but also concur that the benefits outweigh the potential shortcomings in affording the Class of 2020 with a much-needed path to a law license, which they previously did not have.”

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


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