Largest State Poised to Require Practical Skills Training

, The National Law Journal


A task force of the State Bar of California has recommended that new attorneys be required to complete at least 15 hours of practical skills training and 50 hours of pro bono service before they are admitted to practice.

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What's being said

  • Tim

    If two weeks of work can make up the deficiency of THREE YEARS of education, WHY NOT ADDRESS THE THREE YEARS OF EDUCATION?

    No? Alright, how about this one: want us to gain practical skills? ADMIT US TO PRACTICE SO THAT WE CAN WORK.

    Sorry for all the yelling.

  • 30 year CA State Bar Member

    Sounds like the CA State Bar is going haywire again. Seemed like for a good decade they stayed out of areas they know nothing about. But, they're back at it. They must have too much time and money on their hands. The CA legislature needs to cut funding again.

  • stevelauidg

    Californicating itself to death rather than simplifying. This 'reform' will result in a rat's nest of games to get the applicant over, under, around and through the requirements.

    I can see it now: pro bono work for the Klan will qualify. Cheers.

  • NoMoreMarxistsInDC

    I wonder if those law students will get credited towards their student loans ($250,000 in some cases) as they work for free for the first six (6) months.

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