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May 16 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

California’s Bar Exam Results Are Absolutely Abysmal

The results are in from the February 2017 administration of the California bar exam, and they are not pretty.

According to a press release from the State Bar of California, the overall passage rate for the February 2017 exam was 34.5 percent, while the passage rate for first-time takers was 39 percent. The passage rate for retakers was a shockingly low 33 percent. For the sake of comparison, let’s take a look at the results for the past few administrations of the California bar exam.
Read the full story at Above The Law

 

ABA Counters Trump's Transgender Directive in Appeals Court

The consequences of discrimination follow transgender students and their classmates into the legal profession, warned the American Bar Association in an amicus brief that urged a federal appellate court to find that such unfairness violates federal civil rights.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Use of Noncompete Clauses Grows Even as More States Move to Limit Them

Noncompete clauses in employment contracts can be risky, and even law firms that use them find themselves fighting over what the wording means and how legally restrictive the clauses can be.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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