Calif. Bar Floats Beefed Up Training Rules For New Attys

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A California state bar task force is recommending that prospective lawyers undergo new skills training and pro bono requirements for admission to the profession.

The state bar's task force on admissions regulation reform said the proposed rules were designed to improve new lawyers' readiness to practice law and address "serious issues of public protection that cannot be ignored."

The draft proposal published Thursday calls for a series of additional requirements for admission to the 242,000-member California bar, the need for which "has been driven ... by...
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