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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1986
Your editorial, advocating lower passing scores for the California bar examination, is typical of your liberal drive for mediocrity in our society. It would make more sense to raise the score necessary to pass the examination, thereby freeing many people for more useful pursuits than the practice of law. Let us insist that admission requirements for all professions in California remain high. PETER MILHAM Woodland Hills
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998
Tuesday could be high noon for the state's lawyers. At least that's what the governor and some of his legislative colleagues hope. They have the State Bar of California in their sights. But as the Legislature takes up draconian bills that would effectively do away with or greatly diminish the state bar, along with its licensing and discipline functions, the public, not lawyers, stands to be the first casualty.
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May 3, 1989 | From Times wire services
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg has received notice that she passed the New York state bar examination. The daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis took the test in February under her maiden name and passed on her first try. The 1988 graduate of Columbia University Law School still must go before the state bar association's character committee. If all goes well, she should be sworn in by year-end.
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February 7, 1993 | DAN WEIKEL and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The State Bar of California is investigating whether a prominent Irvine lawyer took unfair advantage of an 86-year-old Anaheim widow and improperly gained exclusive control of her $24-million estate, using it as a bountiful source of fees for himself and his family. Under scrutiny is Lloyd G. Copenbarger, 51, perhaps best known statewide among evangelical churches for offering financial seminars as an "experienced Christian estate planning attorney."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 | JOHN BATTELLE
Final results from the State Bar examination brought welcome news to the Ventura College of Law this week. Of those students taking the test for the first time, more than 76% passed, compared with a statewide average of 51%. "It's nice to have such good news," said William Fischbach, dean of the Ventura and Santa Barbara colleges of law. "This was a very good year." The Ventura College of Law offers its courses at night, Fischbach said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998
Tuesday could be high noon for the state's lawyers. At least that's what the governor and some of his legislative colleagues hope. They have the State Bar of California in their sights. But as the Legislature takes up draconian bills that would effectively do away with or greatly diminish the state bar, along with its licensing and discipline functions, the public, not lawyers, stands to be the first casualty.
NEWS
February 7, 1993 | DAN WEIKEL and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The State Bar of California is investigating whether a prominent Irvine lawyer took unfair advantage of an 86-year-old Anaheim widow to gain exclusive control of her $24-million estate as well as a bountiful source of questionable fees for himself and his family members. Under scrutiny in one of the most contested cases in Orange County probate court is Lloyd G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1992 | JOHN BATTELLE
Final results from the State Bar examination brought welcome news to the Ventura College of Law this week. Of those students taking the test for the first time, more than 76% passed, compared with a statewide average of 51%. "It's nice to have such good news," said William Fischbach, dean of the Ventura and Santa Barbara colleges of law. "This was a very good year." The Ventura College of Law offers its courses at night, Fischbach said.
NEWS
May 3, 1989 | From Times wire services
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg has received notice that she passed the New York state bar examination. The daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis took the test in February under her maiden name and passed on her first try. The 1988 graduate of Columbia University Law School still must go before the state bar association's character committee. If all goes well, she should be sworn in by year-end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1986
Thank you very much for your editorial. I, along with many other law school graduates, have been trying to attract attention regarding the bar exam in California but my cries for help have been falling only on deaf and uncaring ears. I agree completely that the bar exam standards in California do not assure competent attorneys. (I'm sure everyone who has ever circulated in the legal world can name more than one attorney who was unprofessional or incompetent.) What the bar exam does test in California is one's ability to pass an exam successfully.
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