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MPRE Success Tips

Reviewing the rules: Tips for MPRE success

May 06, 2021

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE®) is a 60 multiple choice question exam created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®).  The MPRE assesses a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct.  The exam is

MPRE Preparation

The ultimate guide to prepping for the MPRE

January 20, 2021

Along with the bar exam, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is an essential step toward becoming a practicing legal professional. Commonly referred to as the ethics bar exam, the MPRE is shorter than its counterpart and, as

Ethics

The ‘crafty lawyer’: Why law students need to care about ethics

December 17, 2020

Most everyone has heard a lawyer joke, especially if you’ve decided to go to law school. “What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.”

12 tips to help you avoid disciplinary proceedings

June 01, 2020

No lawyer sets out to become a disciplinary statistic.  Some lawyers, however, find themselves corresponding more often with disciplinary authorities than others. Solo and small firm practitioners, especially with practices in criminal, family or personal injury law, receive the highest number of client complaint letters. During the many

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8 last-minute tips for passing the MPRE

November 08, 2018

Although the MPRE might seem like a walk in the park compared to the bar exam, you don’t want a failed MPRE standing between you and a law license. For those of you cramming for the MPRE, here are 8 last-second tips for passing the MPRE.

LinkedIn-Jury

Is it ethical for lawyers to use LinkedIn to research jurors?

May 01, 2018

Most lawyers want to know as much as possible about the jurors on their case. Some may consider using social media to research jurors but hesitate because they don’t know if they can ethically do so. Consider the following scenario. Scroll all the way down for the answer. Attorney Grace represents Plaintiff

Doing someone a legal favor? You're not doing yourself any.

July 25, 2017

Nate has been your daughter’s soccer coach for almost 3 years. Nate’s daughter is your daughter’s closest friend. Nate is a pretty good soccer coach and has led your daughter’s team to the finals every year. After a mid-season game all the players and the parents decided to go out

Money Loan

When helping a client might be unethical

January 17, 2017

In certain cases, you may have a client who is struggling financially while waiting for that hoped for recovery in the matter you are handling for them. You want to help them in some way, but can you?

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August 25, 2016

Law students can now upgrade their free American Bar Association membership to Premium to access exclusive benefits and savings. Learn More About ABA Premium Premium ABA members get exclusive savings on bar review courses; get 20% off and free shipping on West Academic case books

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So long, San Francisco! Another ABA Annual Meeting ends

August 11, 2016

The ABA wrapped up its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at the end of the general assembly. And in less than a week, a lot happened. Resolutions were adopted that affect law students, and bylaws were changed to address advances in the legal system. So here's a roundup

Civility and Millennials

Are millennial lawyers less civilized?

March 22, 2016

Numerous jurisdictions are recognizing and lamenting the deterioration of civility in the legal profession. Some may be tempted to attribute this decline in courtesy to the influx of newly minted millennial attorneys to the profession.