Change to ARSC 39, Limited Practice of Law

On April 7, 2020 the Arizona Supreme Court changed how law graduates can practice given the pandemic and the restrictions generated by COVID-19 in Arizona. There is considerable uncertainty about when the law school class of 2020 will be able to take the bar exam. In may be necessary to postpone the July 2020 bar exam in Arizona. If so, it will not likely be given until sometime in the fall of 2020. That will put off grading and bar admission well into 2020 or even 2021. At present, law students can engage in a limited practice of law under Rule 39 (c) under the supervision of a licensed lawyer. But the rule only applies to students and faculty. The rule change will expand limited practice privileges to law graduates, before they take the bar exam. It will go into effect May 1, 2020. Law graduates must secure certification by the Supreme Court. The changes to the rule are in the .pdf file below.

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