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ABA offering free CLEs to attorneys impacted by government shutdown

With the federal government shutdown coming to the end of its fourth week, the American Bar Association is offering free continuing legal education programs to attorneys and others impacted as a result. Titled “ABA Cares 2019,” the national association is offering five free CLE programs to all lawyers and other professionals affected by the shutdown.
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ABA House of Delegates to reconsider revised bar passage standard

Accredited law schools could soon be operating under a revised bar passage standard if a proposal recently adopted by the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar moves forward. The council’s adopted proposal revises Standard 316 to require at least 75 percent of a law school’s graduates who sit for a bar examination to pass within two years of their graduation date. 
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‘Very sad day’ at Valparaiso Law School

After the Tennessee Commission of Higher Education rejected the transfer plans between Valparaiso Law School and Middle Tennessee State University, the northwest Indiana institution had no other options. Although the decision to close may not have surprised many, especially since the university had been upfront about the troubles the legal education program was having, it was still an emotional blow.
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Valparaiso University plans to shut down law school

Valparaiso Law School, founded in 1879, will be ceasing operations after a search for alternatives to remain open ended in disappointment. In an announcement Tuesday, Valparaiso University stated it will continue to teach-out the current law students in a timely manner and then cease operations.
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