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IBA: MPRE Course is Like Free Insurance

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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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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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