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Big firms are preparing to make adjustments as a result of the latest cancellations of in-person bar examinations, such as pushing back start dates and implementing study leaves when Class of 2020 graduates can finally take the bar exam. 

But many firm plans are not yet set in stone, as state bars across the country implement wildly different contingency plans for exams amid the ongoing pandemic. Just like the students who are directly affected by state bar decisions across the nation, big firms that employ dozens of new law graduates are also watching how things play out.

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David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys covers the business of law in Texas. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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