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Lower-tier ABA schools see sharper drop in bar exam passage

March 22, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) American Bar Association-accredited schools with lower median LSAT scores have seen their average passage rates on the California bar exam plummet at a far greater clip than their counterparts with higher median LSAT scores, according to a study recently completed for the State Bar.

LA County judge's admonishment upheld by state high court

March 22, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Despite the state Supreme Court declining to review the Commission on Judicial Performance's public admonishment, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr. may not give up his fight.

Judicial Profile: Mark Mandio

March 22, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) "He likes to laugh," said Cheryl D. Thompson, a sole practitioner in Riverside, who also appears before the judge daily. "Sometimes when things get very intense, he can kind of de-stress the whole situation."
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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