The ABA’s 10 favorite podcast episodes of 2019


We hope you are all having a great holiday season!

In case you haven’t checked it out yet, the ABA has put together a list of their favorite podcasts of 2019. We’re so happy to share that Faith Pincus’ podcast with Ashley Alfirevic of ABA Publishing, “Public speaking skills every lawyer should master,” has made the ABA’s top 10 episodes list!

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Faith Pincus about how to ditch the notecards, engage the audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions. You can access the podcast HERE.

You can also find more tips and suggestions on public speaking for attorneys HERE.


California Bar Exam Results July 2017

California Bar Exam Results

Nearly half of all prospective lawyers who took the California Bar Exam in July passed this year. 49.6% of test-takers passed the exam, up from 43% last year, which was the lowest pass rate in about 30 years, according to The Recorder. 62% of first-time applicants and 28% of repeat applicants passed the exam.

In total, 8,545 people took the exam and 63.2% were first-time applicants. The July 2017 exam was the first time the test has been administered in a two-day format. Exams are held in February and July each year.

A pass list from the exam was published on the CA Bar’s website yesterday. More detailed statistics about examination results will be available in approximately three weeks. If you’d like more information about the passage rates and statistics of this year’s exam, please CLICK HERE to see the published results from the California Bar.

Congratulations to the 4,236 applicants who passed the exam this year!!