An arbitrator on Monday rejected all of Joe Dunn’s remaining claims against the California state bar, ending a three-year legal saga that pit the one-time executive director against his former employer.
(Subscription required) The State Bar's board voted Thursday to send a final package of 70 new or amended Rules of Professional Conduct to the state Supreme Court, seeking approval for the first rules changes in 30 years.
(Subscription required) The State Bar plans to ask law schools for more academic data about their students to help it study the declining passage rate on the California bar exam, but the agency and deans hope to keep such information confidential.
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has directed the State Bar to conduct a "thorough and expedited" study of whether the score required to pass the bar exam is appropriate.
In July 2016, California's bar pass rate fell to 43.1 percent, a 32-year low for July bar exams. In December, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, expressed her concern about California's falling bar pass rate.
One week after California’s state bar leader declared a “crisis” in legal education due in part to a decline in student applicants, a first-year lawmaker has introduced legislation endorsing the creation of a new law school at UC Riverside.