Delaware Supreme Court cancels in-person 2020 Bar Exam

WILMINGTON, Del. – Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. announced on Friday that the Supreme Court has canceled this year’s in-person Bar Exam, scheduled for September 9th through 11th, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.

We’re told the Board is working with the Supreme Court to implement a temporary limited practice rule that will allow many of this year’s bar candidates to perform legal work in Delaware, under the supervision of a Delaware lawyer, until the next administration of the Bar Exam.

Nearly 60 percent of the candidates that applied to take this year’s exam are from out of state, including several locations currently considered hotspots. Officials say that while cancellation of the in-person exam is disappointing, the interim limited practice privilege will allow many 2020 bar candidates to begin their legal careers in Delaware.

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