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Panel Rejects Challenge to State Bar Discipline Rules

April 05, 2016 | NewsLinks
State Bar disciplinary procedures, including the adjudicatory role of the State Bar’s administrative review tribunal and the lack of mandatory review in the state Supreme Court, do not violate the U.S. Constitution, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.

State Bar Could Split in Two by 2019

April 04, 2016 | NewsLinks
A State Bar leader said Monday that he and others will ask the chief justice and legislators to split the lawyer-oversight agency into a board focused on admissions and discipline and a nonprofit that would effectively serve as a trade association for attorneys.

Opinion: Two-day bar exam: still irrelevant

March 25, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Effective for the July 2017 administration, the California bar exam will no longer be a three-day ordeal, but a two-day exam.

Opinion: Allow law students to make informed choice of schools

March 17, 2016 | NewsLinks
The Board of Trustees of the California State Bar took a long-overdue step Friday and required that unaccredited law schools in California disclose their attrition rates. The next step should be to require that these schools have a minimum bar pass rate in order to continue to operate.

Calif. Bar Exam Shortened to Two Days

March 16, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Future law school graduates, rejoice. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to shorten the bar examination from three days to two days, starting in July 2017.
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Bar Releases Juicy Dunn Report

February 29, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) As it moves to end litigation brought by its former executive director, the State Bar of California has released a 2014 internal report that concluded Joe Dunn engaged in a deception and influence-peddling during his tenure as the agency's leader.
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