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At its meeting on May 13, 2021, the State Bar Board of Trustees adopted new accreditation rules for California accredited law schools. The new rules, effective January 1, 2022, refocus California accreditation on its essential purposes, incorporate best practices, and provide a framework to recognize law schools that are accredited by regional or national accreditors.
The State Bar of California has seized an unauthorized law practice that operated in Woodland Hills and Canoga Park under a variety of business names, including Freedom Financial Firm, Freedom Financial, Inc., Evictions Firm, and Eviction Lawyers of Los Angeles.
Today the State Bar released results of the February 2021 California Bar Exam and announced that 1,151 people (37.2 percent of applicants) passed the General Bar Exam. This pass rate represents an increase of 10.4 percentage points, or nearly 39 percent, from the February 2020 General Bar Exam pass rate of 26.8 percent. If those who passed the exam satisfy all other requirements for admission, they will be eligible to be licensed by the State Bar to practice law in California.
Today the State Bar released its 2020 Annual Discipline Report.
On April 19, the State Bar of California issued an open letter to California attorneys and the public regarding anti-Asian violence and hate.
The State Bar is asking its 260,000 licensees about their experiences over the last year in its 2020 Impact Survey, which launched today.
At its meeting on March 19, the State Bar Board of Trustees heard and discussed updates on key State Bar initiatives addressing accountability, transparency, and access.
Today the State Bar published its second biennial report to the Legislature on its efforts to further diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in California’s legal profession.
Applications are now available for the State Bar’s expanded Provisional Licensure Program, a week ahead of the March 1 deadline set by the California Supreme Court.
At its meeting on January 22, 2021, the State Bar Board of Trustees named the members of the new Ad Hoc Commission on the Discipline System.