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IBA: MPRE Course is Like Free Insurance

June 9, 2010

For nearly ten years now a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) has been required for admission to the Indiana Bar. Essentially the ethics exam for those seeking to practice law; the MPRE is administered three times a year, and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s IndyBar Review is ready to help student members prepare with a MPRE Review Course scheduled for July 31 from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Taught by Jake Bradley of Frost Brown Todd, the review course provides those attending with insight into how the exam is scored and a logical review of the material tested.

According to the National Board of Law Examiners, the MPRE is based on the law governing the conduct of lawyers, including the disciplinary rules of professional conduct currently articulated in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules.

The MPRE consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. There are 50 scored questions and 10 nonscored pretest questions.

Do law students successfully pass the MPRE without a review course? Yes, but the IndyBar Review offers a free MPRE Review Course to those pre-enrolled in its full Bar Review Course. To over prepare would be a waste of time, but investing three hours on a Saturday morning to gain insight from the IndyBar Review is like being handed a free insurance policy.

Those interested in attending may register online at www.indybar.org or contact Sarah Garrison at sgarrison@indybar.org for more information.•

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