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Court of Appeals Considers Diploma Privilege, Expanded Temporary Practice for Law School Grads

By Jeremy Conrad

July 30, 2020

Following its decision to cancel the July 2020 in-person D.C. bar exam and administer an online exam in October, the D.C. Court of Appeals is now considering requests for the court to (1) establish a diploma privilege for law school graduates and/or (2) broaden the circumstances in which they can temporarily practice law prior to being admitted to the D.C. Bar.  

In a notice issued on July 29, the court said it intends to move forward with the October online exam.  

Before making a decision on the requests, the court is inviting members of the public to submit comments and to address certain topics, including what limits or conditions should be imposed on any diploma privilege or expanded temporary practice. Comments are due by Wednesday, August 12

Comments may also be submitted electronically to [email protected], or in writing to Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals, 430 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. All comments submitted pursuant to this notice will be available to the public.  

The full text of the notice can be found here.