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Assembly unanimously approves overhaul of the State Bar

September 05, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The state Assembly unanimously approved a State Bar overhaul bill that has as its centerpiece the separation of the agency’s specialty practice groups into a private nonprofit.

State Bar committee votes to maintain exam passing score

September 01, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The Committee of Bar Examiners voted 13-1 Thursday to recommend no change be made to the passing score on the California bar exam, bucking calls from law school deans and a powerful state lawmaker to lower the standard on an interim basis in the midst of falling passage rates.

Powerful lawmaker urges lower passing score on bar exam

August 29, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) A powerful state lawmaker has recommended the passing score on the California bar exam temporarily be lowered from 144 to about 139, a figure some law school officials have also advocated.

State Bar vice president upset about funding bill

August 25, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) With the Legislature poised to finalize an overhaul of the State Bar soon, outgoing Vice President Danette Meyers said she is disappointed top officials did not fight some of the proposed changes.

Opinion: The ‘last rites’ of the State Bar

August 21, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Senate Bill 36, currently moving through the California Legislature, proposes to change the structure of the State Bar of California. We disagree with the bill’s supporters, like former State Bar President William N. Hebert, that this is a moment to celebrate.
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