TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 23, 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an order directing that the February 2021 bar exam be administered as a “remote, computer-based test.” The court states that with COVID-19 cases continuing to increase in Tennessee, an in-person exam “even with safety precautions in effect … cannot be justified at this time.” The order allows those who transferred their application for the July exam to the February testing date to transfer the application again with no additional fees to “a concurrent" Uniform Bar Examination. It also allows those who transferred their July application to February and now no longer wish to take the exam to withdraw their application by Nov. 10 and receive a refund of $400. Earlier this week, the National Conference of Bar Examiners announced that jurisdictions could choose to administer the February exam either in person or remotely on Feb. 23 and 24, 2021. Read more from the court.