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Thursday, September 24, 2020

D.C. Is Fifth Jurisdiction To Adopt Diploma Privilege During COVID-19

Karen Sloan (Law.com), District of Columbia Adopts Diploma Privilege in Bar Exam's 11th Hour:

DC Bar (2020)The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday adopted a diploma privilege program that will allow recent law graduates to be admitted to practice without taking the bar exam, provided they practice under the supervision of a local attorney for three years.

That makes Washington, D.C., the fifth jurisdiction to create a pathway into the profession that bypasses the bar exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Utah, Washington, Oregon, and Louisiana have already taken similar measures.

Washington, D.C.’s adoption of a diploma privilege—which the court is calling an emergency examination waiver—was not unexpected. 

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/09/dc-is-fifth-jurisdiction-to-adopt-diploma-privilege-during-covid-19.html

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