This week marks the ultimate Distant Bar Examination within the US
[W]We expect the exam in July 2021 to be the last with a remote management option. Of course, we all know how quickly things can change in the age of COVID-19; But regardless of the future, we will continue to support and work with jurisdictions to ensure their candidates have the opportunity to take a bar exam.
Beth Hill, director of test development, operations, and safety at the National Conference of Bar Examiners, on the likelihood of a future remote bar exam. According to Hill, despite the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, no state has yet contacted NCBE to remotely conduct its February testing for health reasons. Currently, 29 jurisdictions will be conducting the review remotely this week, while 22 will be doing it in person.
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