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Ontario bar exams rescheduled for April following potential test material leak

The exterior of Osgoode Hall in Toronto. The buildings house the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Law Society of Ontario. File / Global News

The Law Society of Ontario says bar exams that were cancelled this month have been rescheduled for April.

Barrister and solicitor exams were cancelled days before they were set to begin over concerns that some candidates may have accessed test materials ahead of time.

The law society says barrister exams for the affected candidates will now take place from April 5 to April 8 and solicitor exams will be written from April 26 to April 29.

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The March tests had been due to be written online but the law society says the rescheduled examinations will be held in-person in Toronto.

Law society CEO Diana Miles says holding tests in-person is the most effective solution to ensure confidence in the exam process and meet the needs of candidates.

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The law society says an external investigation into the exam situation is ongoing.

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