Wednesday, July 3, 2013
California Task Force Recommends Pro Bono, Practical Skills Mandates for Bar Admission
A California State Bar Board of Trustees task force June 11 approved a recommendation to require that law students take practical skills courses and complete 50 hours of pro bono/low bono work as conditions for bar admission.
The Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform finished a year-long study of ways to improve readiness for newly minted lawyers who increasingly face a stiff job market and “crushing” school debt.
The report also recommends requiring completion of 15 units of competency skills during law school and 10 additional hours of continuing legal education as conditions of admission.
You can read more here at Bloomberg BNA.