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Final exam (access required)

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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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Bar-exam woes didn’t dent passage rate (access required)

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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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Breaking the Bar barriers (access required)

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.

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Bar exam fiasco prompts calls for overhaul (access required)

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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.

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