Earning a law degree and passing the bar exam the 1st time, all while an active-duty Marine working 29 straight days with a 24-hour shift every three days within that cycle, is extraordinary. "My first year was a challenge. Legal writing was a problem. I took Fleming's Writing Workshop. I found it extremely helpful. My bar prep course was a lifeline. I did Fleming's Short-Term Review and walked into the bar exam knowing I was ready." To read more about Attorney Daugherty's remarkable journey and his useful time-management strategies, click on the title.
The ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is considering a proposal to change the rules regarding bar exam pass rates for bar candidates from ABA-accredited law schools. The proposal will require 75% of an ABA-accredited law school’s bar exam takers to pass the test within two years for the school to maintain its ABA accreditation. Proponents maintain the proposal would “prevent schools from accepting students with little chance of becoming lawyers.”
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.