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Tuesday was a watershed day for some Colorado Bar Examination test-takers.

Throughout the examination’s Multistate Efficiency Check, a ceiling leak began within the test-taking space at round three p.m., says Jessica Yates, legal professional regulation counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court docket. Because it fell on an empty desk, the testing continued, however about 20 minutes later one other leak began, which led to water falling on the backs of some test-takers. Later it was decided that overflow from an air con condensation pan prompted the issue. The examination was held Denver Merchandise Mart’s expo constructing.

Jessica Yates/Colorado Supreme Court docket

Unstable tiles had been additionally noticed, however no test-takers had been injured. Yates stopped the clock after the second leak with about an hour left to go on the examination. Check-takers received a 40 minute break, whereas 21 of them had been moved to extra dry spots within the test-taking space.

“We needed to guarantee that the take a look at continued to have the integrity it wanted, and it took about 40 minutes to perform that,” Yates says. “Throughout that point, all 746 individuals had been instructed to cease working, they usually might rise up at stretch.”

Yates estimated that the testing interval ended about 40 minutes late due to the leaks.

“The bar is fairly pretty anxious anyway, however most individuals had been grateful they might end the examination quite than having to take it once more,” she stated.

The Nationwide Convention of Bar Examiners was alerted of the scenario, Judith A. Gundersen, the group’s president, instructed the ABA Journal.

“Whereas unusual, there have been facility-related points throughout the examination in varied jurisdictions prior to now, equivalent to energy outages, noise and heating or cooling issues. Fortunately, such occurrences have been uncommon and the jurisdictions are adept at dealing with them,” she wrote in an e-mail.


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