senate Bill S8712

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the board of law examiners to administer an online bar exam

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Jul 10, 2020 referred to rules

S8712 (ACTIVE) - Details

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S8712 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of law examiners to administer an online bar exam in September 2020.

S8712 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 10, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT directing the state board  of  law  examiners  to  administer  an
  online  examination  for persons applying for admission to practice as
  attorneys and counsellors-at-law in this state


  Section 1. The legislature finds that as a result of the circumstances
surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear whether the state board
of  law examiners will be able to safely administer a two-day, in-person
New York state bar examination as scheduled or  at  any  later  date  in
calendar  year  2020.  The  New  York state board of law examiners shall
conduct a two-day bar examination on September 9th and 10th to be admin-
istered remotely in an online format. Additional  information  regarding
delivery  of  the online bar exam, including plans for proctoring, shall
be provided by the state board  of  law  examiners  to  applicants,  law
schools,  bar  review  courses and other interested parties by August 3,
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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