NY Law Grads Can Do 'Limited' Legal Work Under Supervision, Chief Judge Says | New York Law Journal

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By Jack Newsham 


Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who previously delayed the state's July bar exam to Sept. 9 and 10, said travel and public gatherings constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic would likely limit the number of people could take the exam. "Seating capacity for the September examination is likely to be limited," the court said.

In response, the judge has approved a "comprehensive and streamlined program designed to provide temporary authorization for qualified law graduates to engage in the limited practice of law," the court announced in an email Tuesday.

"Practice orders promulgated by the Appellate Division departments will allow all covered candidates employed in New York to work under the supervision of a qualified attorney in good standing who has been admitted to practice law in New York for at least three years," the email said. "Temporary authorization will be available to all first-time takers of the bar examination, including both J.D. and LL.M. candidates, irrespective of their graduation year."



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