August 28, 2020


Government Relations and Public Affairs
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Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Maryland Court of Appeals issues orders regarding the October 2020 remote bar examination and an option for the temporary supervised practice of law

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Court of Appeals today issued two administrative orders related to admission to the Maryland Bar.  One order directs the State Board of Law Examiners to proceed with administration of the previously scheduled October 2020 remote bar examination.  The second order provides an alternative for bar applicants who previously registered for the bar examination, but who choose not to take the bar examination at this time.  Eligible applicants may seek special authorization for the temporary supervised practice of law in Maryland in accordance with the conditions set forth in the administrative order.
The two orders, and application forms for those who seek to obtain special authorization for temporary supervised practice, are available on the Maryland Judiciary’s website.

The October 2020 Maryland Bar Examination and Option for Temporary Supervised Practice of Law
Establishing Special Authorization for the Temporary Supervised Practice of Law
Application for Temporary Special Authorization for Supervised Practice of Law
Declaration of Supervising Attorney


Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer