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Chief Justice Janet DiFiore (Photo: David Handschuh/ALM) Chief Justice Janet DiFiore. Photo: David Handschuh/ALM

The New York State Court of Appeals announced late Tuesday that it will seek to have the July bar exam rescheduled for “early September,” adding some degree of certainty for soon-to-be law graduates worried about gaining admission to practice.

In the same announcement, the court said that it had authorized Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to explore the possibility of permitting law graduates waiting to take the bar examination or waiting for test results to practice under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

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Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones is editor-in-chief of Law.com and senior editor, culture desk, ALM Global Newsroom

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