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Ruling Lets Law Students Join Firms While Awaiting Delayed Bar Exam — And They Appear Eager To Hire

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April 13, 2020

This article starts, "Attorney Peter Verniero is still busy as ever, even if he’s taking calls at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. And his law firm, Sills Cummis & Gross, isn’t doing any less hiring.

“'We’re always in the market for good lawyers — lawyers that fit a need,” he said. “I don’t know if this crisis has really changed that to a significant degree, at least not at this stage.'

"But the next generation of potential law firm hires hasn’t had the luxury of taking New Jersey’s bar exam, scheduled for July, from home. This year’s exam, which is necessary for graduates to apply for jobs, was postponed until the fall.

"Thanks to a ruling this week by the state Supreme Court, they’ll be able to apply to law firms — and, at least temporarily, practice law — anyway."

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