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DC court to allow bar exam waiver for certain law graduates
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DC court to allow bar exam waiver for certain law graduates

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday granting in part to allow law school graduates to practice in Washington, DC, without having sat for the bar exam.

The order grants the request in part and states that the court is preparing emergency rules to be released by Monday, September 28. These rules would expand temporary practice under the supervision of a licensed attorney, and include the potential for emergency exam-waiver admission to the bar for certain “qualified applicants.”

The court also addressed the October 2020 remote bar exam, stating that the results would be released by mid-December and that successful examinees are expected to be licensed no later than mid-February 2021.