skip to content

Pro Bono Net

Lawyers serving the public good.

California’s proposed practical skills requirement

Monday, July 08, 2013

California State Bar’s Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform has unanimously approved a draft proposal of new practical skills requirement for admission to the State Bar.

Under the proposal, new attorneys would have to complete several levels of training that would offer them real-life skills to work as a lawyer, such as negotiating, counseling and problem-solving with clients, budgeting and managing a practice.

Commenting on the proposal, State Bar President Patrick M. Kelly stated: “We want to better prepare lawyers to face the challenges and reach the potential that brought them into law school in the first place.”

 

Follow the link for more information. 

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • www.serve-now.com
Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Volunteer Profile

James Mason is an associate attorney in Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Minneapolis office. He volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) in its criminal expungement workshop. At the workshops, volunteer attorneys like James help people complete the lengthy and detailed court pleadings required for expungement using the HotDocs assembly tool hosted on ProJusticeMN.org. READ MORE

Not a lawyer?

Need legal help?

LawHelp.org

Legal info for the public

Webby Winner Logo

LawHelp.org Named Best Law Site in 2007 Webby Awards