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State lawmakers and recent law graduates are ratcheting up the pressure on the New York Court of Appeals to adopt an emergency diploma privilege that would allow examinees to skip the bar exam.

On Monday, United For Diploma Privilege New York—one of more than a dozen groups advocating for diploma privileges in jurisdictions across the United States—wrote to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore requesting a Zoom hearing where examinees can share comments on the court’s plans to hold an in-person bar exam Sept. 9 and 10. The letter has more than 1,500 signatories, most of whom are slated to take the test.

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