The Texas bar examination set for July will continue as scheduled, but an additional testing date also will be offered in September, according to the Texas Supreme Court’s 13th Emergency Order, issued Wednesday.
The second testing date allows the Texas Board of Law Examiners to employ social distancing and other health considerations that will limit by about half the number of graduates who normally take the exam in July, according to the court.
The order sets out that some applicants may no longer wish to take the July exam due to personal health considerations and makes provisions for them to take the September examination or postpone to another future date in Texas. The alternative testing dates will be September 9 through 11, location to be determined. Applicants who choose to take the July exam will be allowed to do so based on their registration date.
The order also adopts revised rules to govern who can practice law under supervision while waiting to take the exam.
Read the full order here.