SC scraps bar exams this year due to COVID-19

/ 04:36 AM June 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has scrapped this year’s licensure examinations for lawyers due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who chairs the next bar exams, announced on Monday that the exams would “not be held at a date earlier than February 2021.”


A total of 2,103 law graduates passed the 2019 bar exams, out of the 7,685 examinees who completed the four-part exam in November 2018. The new lawyers were sworn in through an online oath-taking ceremony last Thursday.

Dona Z. Pazzibugan


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