Lower passing score will not be applied retroactively to previous Bar Exam takers, court writes in letter to State Bar.
Thousands more law school graduates with qualifying prior bar exam scores will be able to work as fully licensed attorneys after completing supervised practice hours.
Council also approves expansion of an online pilot program enabling low-income litigants to request reductions in traffic infraction fines and fees remotely
The California Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will permanently lower the passing score for the California Bar Exam and released plans for an October test administered online.
At its July 20 business meeting, the Judicial Council approved funding for the state’s 58 trial courts, including $47.8 million in new funding to boost the budgets of the neediest courts.
The proposal provides $4.2 billion for the judicial branch, which includes $150 million in new funding for local trial court operations and a commitment to fund construction for ten new courthouse projects.
The Chief Justice on Wednesday released a statement on the Governor's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
Statement from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on the judicial branch budget for 2019-20.
The Chief Justice on Thursday released a statement on the Governor's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
On Dec 21, Joshua P. Groban was confirmed to the California Supreme Court, and sworn-in on Jan 3. He begins hearing arguments on Jan 8, 2019.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced the appointment of Neil Gupta as principal attorney to the Chief Justice.
At its May 15 teleconference meeting, the council received reports on potential reductions to judicial branch funding, as well as planning efforts to restore court access and services restricted due to COVID-19 pandemic.