Bar Examinations and Bar Passage

Students with "CLAS": An Alternative to Traditional Bar Examinations

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Law Review Article

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non-exam licensing methods, supervised practice


CLABA is a proposed public service alternative to the traditional bar examination in Arizona. The goal of CLABA is to interactively assist the community by helping to build it rather than simply protecting it from incompetent attorneys. Initially conceptualized as an AmeriCorps-type opportunity for recent law school graduates, CLABA has evolved into an innovative, integrated solution to unmet legal needs within both the community and the profession.

Part I of this Article summarizes the CLABA proposal; Part II addresses the unmet community needs that CLABA will help remedy; Part III describes how CLABA will function as an efficient stepping stone into the legal profession; and Part IV discusses the organizational and quality control issues of CLABA.