Five U.S. jurisdictions opted to suspend their July 2020 bar exams due to of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of required new attorneys to take and pass the bar exam, they instead granted licensure through “diploma privilege,” the process of admitting new attorneys to the state bar and allowing them to practice law contingent on their graduation from an ABA-accredited law school. Wisconsin is currently the only state to permanently offer diploma privilege. Firm Managing Partner David Krutz joins the Bloomberg Law podcast to discuss the future of the bar exam, and how the diploma privilege process affects Wisconsin and the legal industry.
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