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Virginia standing pat on July bar exam

Peter Vieth//May 5, 2020

Virginia standing pat on July bar exam

Peter Vieth//May 5, 2020//

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The July bar exam in Roanoke is still on schedule, according to the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners.

The VBBE announced on May 1 that it remains committed to administering the Virginia bar exam in July at the Berglund Center in Roanoke.

The board had been watching the flow of information about the COVID-19 pandemic and what other states were doing. As of May 5, only 19 jurisdictions had announced they would cancel or postpone their July bar exams, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Enough states planned to stick with the July 28 and 29 exam dates that the NCBE said it would support that session with multi-state exam materials.

“The COVID-19 pandemic presents numerous challenges, and we appreciate your patience as we consider how to administer the bar exam safely,” the VBBE said on its website.

“Final decisions and details regarding the July Bar Exam will be made as soon as possible based upon available information, including guidance from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health, state and local restrictions on gatherings, and test venue availability,” the VBBE said.

The board said any changes to the bar exam plans will be announced on its website.

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