Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bar Exam Results July 2018


  • July 2018 bar exam results are out with a 57% pass rate. 
  • What do you think? Is the exam too tough? Do we have too many lawyers?

31 comments:

  1. Do we have a new Bar Counsel yet? What is taking so long? Or is it a case that no one really wants a job to clean up the Stan mess?

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    1. Yes, former Lincoln County District Attorney Daniel Hooge has been appointed Chief Bar Counsel. He gave a CLE class on Governance of the Profession at the 8th JD Civil Bench Bar meeting Tuesday (free lunch AND free CLE, aren't you sorry you weren't there) together with Assistant Bar Counsel Janeen Isaacson.

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    2. The new Chief Bar Counsel graduated law school in 2007?

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    3. Lincoln County = Rural County or Cow County, Nevada. Las Vegas is a big city.
      Oh my.

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    4. Our new Bar Counsel graduated in 2007? If I am Janeen, I would be pissed and would leave and leave immediately. Other than being elected to a position in a county with 5,036 people, what exactly are his credentials to run the State Bar? Has he ever been in private practice EVER?

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    5. Bar Counsel doesn't "run the State Bar." It's a group of a few attorneys who prosecute ethics violations. It ain't rocket science.

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    6. Janeen Isaccson is leaving the State Bar Office of Bar Counsel. She announced at meeting with Judges. Moving to Colorado she said.

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    7. Why would someone need to have been in private practice to prosecute ethics violations? It would seem to me like the most qualified people would come from the DA's and AG's offices.

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  2. That's a pretty low rate, but not too far out of line with the last 4 years or so. Maybe the bar is no longer making it easier just to help Boyd with it's ranking? Maybe it's just one more thing millennials are ruining? Or maybe, as a whole (don't worry - you're the exception), people who were dumb enough to go to law school after 2010 generally don't have the aptitude to pass the bar? Anyway, it would suck to take out all that debt and then only have a 50/50 shot of being able to work in your chosen profession. #thoughtsandprayers

    Past July pass rates: 2017: 66%; 2016: 51%; 2015: ? (dead link); 2014: 57%; 2013: 66% (BEST BOYD CLASS EVER); 2012: 69%; 2011: 66%.

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    1. 9:25 AM. Bar exam pass rate. Sorry to say this. Scores have been declining and so have pass rates. In most law schools, everyone is a stellar student and a "B". There are no academic washouts. However, Boyd does a good job on the Nevada Bar.
      We will have to see their pass rates. Does anyone know. The overall pass rate of 57 per cent takes into account repeaters, chronic repeaters, out of state attorneys who hop on a plane and sit for the test without studying, tons of folks from California who can not pass and will never pass anywhere.
      There are so many fly by night law schools in California who are barely accredited. Students who graduate law school can not write and they can not even take a multiple choice test. I don't blame the examiners. I blame the mediocre test takers. I am sure Boyd students did very very well.

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    2. The pass rates would be more meaningful if it also included the data of how many people sat for the bar. I counted a 165 that passed, so 289 individuals sat for the bar. 165 new attorneys in Nevada is probably a good number, but who knows for sure. And you have to feel for the 124 individuals who didn't pass.

      As an aside - they call this the unofficial pass list. Has anyone ever heard of someone not passing but having their name listed on the unofficial list as having passed (ouch), or having passed but their name didn't end up on the unofficial list?

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    3. 12:17--Bar Bass rates. Detailed statistics exist on who passed and who failed, out of state attorneys and law grads. UNLV pass rates exist. They just don't make them available except to the law school, Board of Bar Examiners, and Board of Governors possibly. They used to be available.

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    4. I feel for those people who have dreamed of being a lawyer, put in 3 or 4 years of law school at a cost of $150K+/-, and have taken the bar exam multiple times but never passed. They still have to re-pay their law school loans, without any chance of ever practicing. That's a real tragedy.

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    5. I remember when Boyd was under 10k a year. Totally not worth it at their current prices.

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    6. Boyd 2018 grad here - I graduated in the bottom 50% of my class (whoops...) at Boyd and managed to pass the exam. I felt adequately prepared and I am very pleased with my Boyd experience.

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  3. SBN really needs to consider going back to one exam per year.

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  4. In the matter of discipline of William K. Errico, Bar No. 6633 docket 73995. Errico (who may or may not have been a Bishop) has civil claims against him going back 10+ years. Errico has a criminal case against C-15-307611-1 him that's nearly 4 years old. Can someone at OBC explain what took so long for this man to lose his license? And while people are explaining, MR. D-A explain how come the criminal case is nearly 4 years old.

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    1. When looking at the pleadings, Bill Terry's on the case and looks like they are working on dismissing majority of the charges due to SOL

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    2. Bishop, Mormon bishop? That is nice.

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  5. OBC hahaha, snot just came out of my nose I'm laughing so hard, the better questions are regarding when they get something right, not when they get something wrong, I can't breathe that was so funny, if you think 4 years is a long time or unusual you must be new around these parts

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  6. Who handles civil rights cases, non metro, plaintiffs?

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    1. Andre Lagomarsino, Paola Armeni, Maggie McLetchie, Mitchell Bisson, Travis Barrick

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    2. I say no on all of the above. Go to the ACLU.

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  7. Andre Lagomarsino, Paola Armeni, Maggie McLetchie, Mitchell Bisson, Travis Barrick

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  8. I cannot get down and bogey with Justice Cherry when he is campaigning for Elissa Cadish.

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    1. Why would you play golf with Justice Cherry? And bad golf at that.

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  9. The Supreme Court of Nevada issued its Order in ADKT 0534 denying the Board of Governors' Petition to mandate professional liability insurance for all Nevada attorneys. I am very pleased by the Court's ruling and thank everyone who submitted comments to the Court on this issue.


    The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education recently resubmitted its Request to the Supreme Court under ADKT 0499 that would amend the current CLE rules and regulations regarding the recently-imposed fees upon attorneys and providers for individual programs. Please be reminded that the CLE Board is separate and apart from the SBN Board of Governors.

    My biggest concern is the CLE Board's proposed virtual elimination of the fee exemptions it granted to the SBN, local bar associations, and non-profit providers. I ask that you please review the CLE Board's Request and submit comments to the Supreme Court in opposition to the CLE Board's Request. With your support, I am hopeful that members of our bar can once again convince the Supreme Court to deny another unsuitable amendment to our rules that, in my opinion, hurts and does not benefit our profession. Thank you for your kind consideration and assistance.

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  10. The exam is baffling. There are loads of people who passed the first time that are awful attorneys, and people who failed the first time that do good work.

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  11. Being a lawyer sucks. If you fail the bar, count your blessings that you don't have to get stuck in this profession.

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