State may consider lowering minimum score for bar exam – California News

State may consider lowering minimum score for bar exam – California News

Due to the recent trend of decreasing amount of people passing the licensing exam in California, staff from the State Bar of California presented on Monday an option to slightly decrease the minimum score required to pass the exam to make up for the decline of attorneys obtaining their license.

According to a report by the Associated Press, the proposal presented would lower the minimum score only for the July exam from 144 to just over 141.

The state of California has the highest minimum passing score of the country, most states have a passing score of 135 or lower, a fact that local attorneys take pride in.

President of the Imperial County Bar Association and councilman of the city of El Centro Edgard Garcia said he would like to see the tough standards remain in place.

“It has been the tradition for…

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