Aspiring lawyers who take the online Massachusetts bar exam in October will be able to use the results to seek admission in at least seven other jurisdictions.

The Board of Bar Examiners, the entity that oversees the bar exam, said today that it has entered into reciprocity agreements with seven jurisdictions for portability of scores achieved on the Massachusetts exam.

This means that test-takers will be able to seek admission in any of these other jurisdictions if they achieve a score that meets that jurisdiction’s requirements.

The announcement said that Massachusetts has entered into reciprocity agreements with Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington D.C., and the board is working with other jurisdictions to expand that list.

Earlier this month, bar officials decided to cancel the in-person bar exam due to pandemic-related safety concerns and instead to conduct a remote exam on Oct. 5 and 6.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal…

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.