Apparently due to COVID, the Court recently decided to allow recent law school graduates to practice law without taking and passing the Bar exam.

The pass rates for the past two administered exams were 73.3% and 50%, meaning the court has just given a law license to a lot of people who normally wouldn’t qualify for one.

The Bar isn’t necessarily a great indicator of who will make a good lawyer, but it is what we have (or had) at present.

At a time when people are demanding more of professions, especially police officers, is it really wise to throw open the doors and let everyone in regardless of their ability to do the job, including obeying ethical rules?

And what about all the people who have taken and not passed the Bar over the years? Should they now be allowed to practice?

I would say get ready for the lawsuits, but would we really expect the court to rule against itself?

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/washingtons-supreme-court-should-do-all-its-business-in-the-sunshine/