The CA Bar Examination for July, 2016 will now include the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments through 2015 and the sections of Title 28 to the U.S. Code pertaining to jurisdiction, venue, and transfer. Fleming's has updated its Civil Procedure MBE questions and answers to include these additional topics.
Effective with the February 2017 CA Bar Exam, there will be changes to the Real Property scope of coverage for the MBE. New topics will include conflicts of law; property owners’ associations and common interest ownership communities; drafting, review, and negotiation of closing documents; and persons authorized to execute real estate documents.
A proposal to shorten CA's bar exam from three days to two, starting July, 2017, won unanimous approval from the State Bar Board of Trustees in July. This is the first format change in more than 25 years and will bring CA in line with a majority of states that offer a two-day bar exam. It will also save the CA State Bar $1.1 million a year.