California weighs emergency lawyer licensing due to virus (2)

The law student-led coalition…. [is] in favor of “emergency diploma privileges,” which allow law students to practice without passing the bar. … The movement to resurrect the once-widespread use of the diploma privilege stems from the notion that newly forged attorneys should have key roles to play in helping those most in need of assistance in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, according to [Donna] Saadati-Soto and the coalition’s co-organizer, Pilar Escontrias, a third-year student at the University of California at Irvine School of Law.