Bar Exam Controversy Continues as Brooklyn Dean Calls Out Bar Examiners

The dean of the Brooklyn Law School has jumped headfirst into the simmering controversy surrounding this year’s bar exam. As we reported previously, the passage rate for those who took the July 2014 Ohio bar exam was the lowest bar passage rate in years. But Ohio was not the only state. The Wall Street Journal […]

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Polygamy, Illicit Relationships + Filming Sex with Clients = Lawsuit

According to the Denver Post, a Colorado attorney has been sued for allegedly having illicit relationships with clients, filming sexual liaisons in his office and going so far as marrying some of them in a polygamist union because it was “commanded of God.” Criminal defense attorney, Charles L. Fife, was sued by a client who […]

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902 Applicants Pass Ohio Bar; Lowest Passage Rate in Years

If you know any new attorneys, you know the July 2014 Ohio Bar Examination results were released last week. It was the first time the test was administered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center after years of taking place at the Veterans Memorial. Out of 1,173 applicants who sat for the exam, 902 received passing […]

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Seminar Recap

The Ohio Legal Ethics team presented at the 17th Annual Professional Responsibility Seminar several topics that mattered most to lawyers and judges throughout Ohio. To an audience of 80-plus people, the team discussed the latest trends in the industry including lawyer and criminal conduct, ethics concerns for in-house counsel, and confidentiality considerations for lawyers using […]

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West Virginia Judge Pleads for Mercy in Affair Case

The attorney for a West Virginia county circuit judge appeared before the West Virginia Supreme Court this week to plead for mercy on the judge’s behalf. The court is considering the proper sanction for Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong of Randolph County. Wilfong admitted to having a two-year affair with the director of a community corrections […]

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