Indiana’s bar examiner: Skolnik remembers the stress but sees the value in licensure test
Bradley Skolnik has stepped into a national role as chair of the Council of Bar Admission AdministratorsRead More
In 2021, the hiring of lateral associates skyrocketed 148.5%, the largest year-over-year increase recorded, according to NALP. Likewise, Thomson Reuters warned that by November 2021, law firms were “edging dangerously close” to seeing almost a quarter of their associates leave. However, while firms have raised associate compensation to lure talent, many new lawyers are not as interested in big salaries as previous generations of new attorneys.
Indiana’s February 2022 bar exam results brought a marked change with an overall passage rate that surpassed 50%, reaching a level not seen in six years.
In joining the 38 other states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, which have all adopted the UBE, Indiana has removed a hurdle to mobility.
In welcoming Indiana’s newest attorneys Friday, Chief Justice Loretta Rush pointed out the class represented a series of firsts for the state’s legal profession — they were the first to be admitted in an in-person ceremony in two years and were the first to take the Uniform Bar Exam.
Indiana’s first use of the Uniform Bar Exam for the July test has yielded an overall pass rate of 69%, slightly above the rates for previous summer exams.