This exam cycle has without a doubt been the most difficult—nothing comes close.
— Diane Bosse, retired chair of New York State Board of Law Examiners, tells Law.com what it’s been like trying to administer the 2020 bar exam. Bosse retired effective September 2, having previously announced she’d retire before the July 2020 bar exam, but well, COVID had other plans. Retired Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, now of counsel at Greenberg Traurig, is stepping in as the new board chair. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said of the appointment, “We are fortunate to have someone of Judge Ciparick’s ability and experience to serve in such an important post. The Board of Law Examiners is the gatekeeper that protects the quality and integrity of the legal profession. I am certain that Carmen Ciparick will lead the Board with great distinction.”