Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Recorder, State Bar Posts Draft Rules for Provisional Licensing Program:
California’s state bar is asking for public comments on a proposed provisional licensing program that will allow recent law school graduates to practice law temporarily without taking the bar exam.
A six-page draft rule of court spells out what the program will require.
>> Anyone who became eligible, or will become eligible, to sit for a bar exam between Dec. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2020, can apply for provisional licensing.
>> Applicants must find a California attorney who will sign a declaration confirming that he or she will supervise a program participant. Provisional licensees don’t need to live in California, but they must have a conditional offer of employment from a legal employer with an office in California and they must be supervised by a California-licensed attorney.