Title

This Year's Law School Grads Can Be Verified As Ready to Practice Law, Without In-Person July Bar Exams

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Date

4-16-2020

Publication Title

Cleveland Plain Dealer / Cleveland.com

Keywords

Ohio bar exam, Multistate Performance Test (MPT), COVID-19

Comments

To be certain new lawyers are ready to represent us, the public needs assurance that they have the skills to practice law and understand the rules of ethics and professionalism. To do that--and keep applicants safe from COVID-19--the Ohio Supreme Court should replace July’s Ohio bar exam with a remotely administered exam focused on practice readiness and ethics/professionalism.

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