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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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Personnel note: Ballard Partners adds legislative expert Jessica Baker

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Florida lobbying house Ballard Partners announced today it is adding legislative expert Jessica Baker to its team based out of Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Baker, a graduate of Florida State University College of Law, will be working out of the Jacksonville office and in Tallahassee during the 2015 legislative session, which begins tomorrow. Ballard President Brian Ballard cited Baker’s legal insight and knowledge of the legislative process, adding that she will become a “vital resource” for clients. “She’ll be a great…

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