ILLINOIS BAR EXAM DELAYED AGAIN, WILL BE HELD REMOTELY IN FALL
The state’s bar exam will be delayed for a second time and held remotely in early October because of health concerns over the “once-in-a-generation” coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois Supreme Court announced Thursday,
The exam, which is held twice a year, was first delayed in July and pushed to Sept. 9 and 10. The exam will now be held online between Oct. 5 and 6.
Rowland Edwards, who graduated from Loyola University’s School of Law in May, said the higher court’s decision put him and his peers in a tough position.
Edwards had accepted a position with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and had expected to start in August. When the bar exam was delayed in July, his start date was pushed to December. Now, he’s not sure if he’ll be able to work as a prosecutor this year, or if the position will still be available to him.
“This was definitely a life accomplishment for me,” Edwards, of Edgewater, said of the job offer. “The feeling of uncertainty around all this has been really hard.”