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You can count on Professional Responsibility being on the Bar Exam in some form or another! Here is a special notice from the State Bar of California:
"Applicants are expected to know the California Rules of Professional Conduct in effect at the time the exam is administered (current law). The rules were substantially revised effective November 1, 2018. Minor amendments were made subsequent to that date. The latest amendments, amending Rule 1.1 [Competence] and Rule 5.4 [Financial and Similar Arrangements with Nonlawyers] were amended by the Supreme Court effective March 22, 2021. These rules are within the scope of the upcoming July 2022 California Bar Examination." [Emphasis Added].
You can expect the Bar Examiners to test these rules solo or with another subject. PR has been combined in the past with Evidence, Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Community Property, Remedies, and Corporations.
If you need additional resources for Professional Responsibility, we are attaching an UPDATED CA BAR EXAM ESSAY GUIDE shared by our colleagues from JD Advising. The updated version has illustrations and pictures to help you learn the law! Chapter 12 focuses on Professional Responsibility. [Bar Grader Tip: "Split conflict of interest into potential and actual. Begin with potential. Duty of loyalty means the same as conflict of interest."] A copy of the Rules of Professional Conduct for California is also attached. We hope you find this content helpful!
Important Reminder : Deadline for the July 2023 Bar Exam: June 1, 2023. There will be no extensions.
Documents must be complete and submitted online or received in the San Francisco Office of the State Bar, Office of Admissions 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 by the deadline listed on the California Bar website. Early filing is strongly encouraged, as deadlines will not be extended. For complete information about the Accommodations process, please review the following link:
This is an important reminder that you will need to stay abreast of all updates from the California Bar Examiners. This includes:
JFK School of Law Supplemental Bar Prep Program has arranged for discounted access to BarEssays.com for students taking the bar exam.
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