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California virtual proctoring flags one third of remote bar exams

Nearly 36% of attorney candidates who sat for the October 2020 California bar exam, administered remotely, found their proctoring videos flagged for review and many received violation notices from the state bar's office of admissions.

Under novel exam conditions imposed because of pandemic social isolation precautions, test-takers were required to keep their eyes always visible throughout the two-day test, remain behind their computers during the exam, and maintain an audio feed from their site that could be monitored.

Violation notices candidates reported they had received included charges that examinees' eyes were intermittently out of view of their . . .

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