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Attorney hopefuls must pass character test before taking exam (access required)

They lined up in the early-morning heat outside the Jim Graham building and the Exposition Center at the state fairgrounds, some with laptops, some empty-handed, all with an it's-now-or-never look on their faces. With two days of the bar exam ahead of them and three years of law school behind them, the applicants were facing the last hurdle in their quest to become North Carolina attorneys.

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Bar examiners take team approach to score essays (access required)

As hundreds of would-be attorneys gathered on the state fairgrounds in Raleigh to take the exam earlier this week, a new concept in grading essay questions was about to be used for the first time in North Carolina. It's called "team grading" and it will reduce the time it takes to grade the exams, allowing the N.C. Board of Law Examiners to stick to a two-week grading period instead of having to spill over into a third week.

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