Overall, a greater percentage of test-takers passed the February North Carolina Bar exam this year than last, with 56.33 percent of aspiring attorneys finding success, versus 49.4 percent in 2013. Of 267 first-timers, 171 passed. Of repeat test-takers, 185 of ...Read More »
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The most noticeable changes to the North Carolina bar exam in the past 25 years have been environmental – larger venues, the migration to laptops, and explosive growth in the number of law grads. The substance of the exam, however, remains much as it was when a break from bar prep meant cranking up Def Leppard and downing a Jolt cola.Read More »
Last summer’s soupy July air and 90-degree temperatures seemed as heavy as the clouds of dread hanging over the law grads filing into the bar exam. A security guard sat near the door of the state fairgrounds’ Jim Graham Building, sweating. Where, a visitor asked, was Fred Parker, executive director of the Board of Law Examiners?
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More than 72 percent of those who took the North Carolina bar exam in July passed, putting passage rate for the plagued exam on par with rates from past summers. Here’s a look at the numbers released by the BLE this week.
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The American Bar Association has updated its model rules of professional conduct in an attempt to keep pace with technology and make life easier for lawyers who chase work across state lines. But it remains to be seen whether the Carolinas will adopt the changes.Read More »
Digital natives abhor an information vacuum, and they expect their elders to embrace technology. But when the summer bar exam went awry two weeks ago, it was all vacuum and no embrace. So it was only natural that traffic to our site spiked on the news that the N.C. Board of Law Examiners was mulling its options following a power outage on Tuesday, July 24, the first day of the July bar exam.Read More »