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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Florida And Massachusetts Switch From On-Ground To Online Bar Exams

NCBE, Bar Update (July 1, 2020):

CoronavirusFlorida
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, with the approval of the Supreme Court of Florida, announced in a July 1 press release that the in-person July administration of the exam is canceled. The Board will instead administer an online exam on August 18 consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and three essay questions. For the August exam only, applicants will not be required to take the MBE.

Massachusetts
On July 1, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners announced that a remotely administered exam for admission to the Massachusetts bar will be offered in lieu of the UBE on October 5-6.

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Comments

Neither set of bar examiners has the slightest sense of imagination. These tests could easily be administered in a sunlite meadow with yards between the test takers. More and more, I suspect these examiners want cheating, perhaps to get selected minority pass rates up.

Posted by: Mike Perry | Jul 2, 2020 9:34:55 AM

A whole new market for professional test takers.

Posted by: Skip | Jul 2, 2020 10:30:51 AM