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Bar exam board now seeking public members

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The board responsible for writing the state’s bar examination is looking for two more volunteer members. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners now is seeking “two public members” for three-year terms each, it announced in a Tuesday press release. “A public member volunteer should possess education or work-related experience such as educational testing, accounting, statistical analysis, medicine, psychology or related sciences,” the release said. “A bachelor’s degree is required. Lawyers are not eligible.” The Board “ensures that (Bar) applicants have met the requirements…

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Bar exam board seeking two lawyer members

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The organization responsible for writing the state’s bar examination is looking for two good lawyers. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has two openings for attorney-members, it said in a Monday news release. Applicants have to be “practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments” and must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. Sorry, judges and law professors are ineligible. Members have to “attend approximately ten meetings a year in various Florida locations, be willing and able to devote…

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Florida bar exam passage rate drops to lowest point in 5 years

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Florida law school students’ downward spiral continues, with only 68.2 percent passing the latest state bar exam. The state’s Board of Bar Examiners on Monday released the figures for the July 26-27 examination. The results are for first-time test takers only. This July’s overall pass rate was 0.7 percent lower than last year’s, of 68.9 percent. In 2014, it was 71.8 percent for the summer exam; in 2013, it was 77.2 percent. In 2012 and 2011, 80.2 percent and 80.1 percent of first-time test takers passed,…

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Florida Bar passage rate at 58% for February exam

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About six out of 10 first-time test takers passed the February sitting of the Florida Bar Exam, according to a Monday press release. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, which develops and administers the twice-yearly exam, reported that 485 of 830 first-timers passed, or 58.4 percent. Florida International University College of Law graduates had the best passage rate, with 22 of 26 takers passing, or 84.6 percent, followed by Nova Southeastern University College of Law, with 24 of 32 passing, or 75 percent.…

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