Diploma privilege advocates in Washington, D.C., aren’t giving up, even with the online exam scheduled to begin in one week.

A group of eight examinees on Friday filed an emergency petition with the U.S. District of Columbia Court of Appeals asking for a rule change to an examination waiver program that the court rolled out a day earlier. That program allows some recent law graduates to bypass the bar exam and be licensed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, provided they practice under the supervision of a D.C.-licensed attorney for three years. But that three-year requirement is too onerous and will dramatically limit the number of people who opt for the examination waiver, according to the emergency petition, filed Sept. 25.

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