The State Bar of California’s plans to launch a new state bar exam are still in the works even though Kaplan North America, which had been chosen to develop the exam, recently asked to withdraw from participating, citing intellectual property concerns raised by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Audrey Ching, program director of the Office of Admissions for the State Bar, gave an update during Friday’s Committee of Bar Examiners meeting, saying, “We continue to engage Kaplan and also the National Conference to work to address any IP and contractual concerns.”