The Indiana Supreme Court is making changes to the February bar exam. The court says the upcoming exam, as well as future exams, will be administered remotely with software that was tested by the National Conference of Bar Examiners last month.
The online exam, which will be held February 23 – 24, includes the Indiana Essay Examination, the Multistate Performance Test, and the Multistate Bar Examination.
The court says the adjustments are a result of the pandemic and the need for social distancing.
Beginning with the July 2021 exam, the court says Indiana will adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, which is a two-day test developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The UBE provides a score transferable to other jurisdictions.
“We are thankful for the work of the members of the Study Commission and are looking forward to begin offering the UBE to applicants,” said Chief Justice Loretta Rush. “These changes will ensure qualified test-takers can join the legal profession on-time to provide needed legal services.”
The court says additional details on the changes will be available online as they are developed.