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Stephen L. Carter

Oh, You've Got Tech Woes? Try Taking the Bar

Budding lawyers have run into technical issues with the big test’s software for the third year in a row. Can someone please send in the clowns?

Perhaps this one will work.

Perhaps this one will work.

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This week, tens of thousands of budding lawyers sit for the bar examination. For the second year in a row, the big news is about technology. Last July, Examplify — the software used for remote testing — crashed repeatedly. Just weeks before this year’s exam, test-takers who’d bought new Windows laptops were informed that their devices were incompatible with the test.

They were advised to find another to borrow.