In view of the situation and the criticality of the bar exam due to the health emergency, the National Council of University Students approved a motion.

Regarding the critical aspects of the bar exam for lawyers, the CNSU asks:

  • that, in the event that it is not possible to hold the qualifying examination in person, only the oral qualifying examination should be provided for on an emergency basis, as adopted in both 2020 sessions for all the other professions covered by the Decree;
  • In the event that the rescheduling of the tests is not possible, we request the continuation of the written tests;
  • that the modalities and timing be definitively established in a clear and timely manner; so as to allow practitioners a complete and suitable preparation, and to ensure the certainty of such modalities. Therefore the constitutional and conventional right of access to work, in agreement with the Ministry of Justice;
  • that the period of suspension of the obligation to attend court hearings in order to pass the six-month practical training period, provided for in Article 6(3) of Decree-Law No. 22 of 2020, should be considered extended to the entire emergency period in which the activity of the Judicial Offices is severely limited.

We hope that these critical issues will be resolved as soon as possible so that the qualifications can be used correctly.

Carlo Giovani

Students Representative in CNSU and CUN (2019-2022)

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