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February 2020 Bar Results Show Cause Orders Issued

It’s that time of year. Results for February 2020 Tennessee Bar Exam results were released. The pass rates look really low, but for those who have passed, there remains one last hurdle. Some applicants receive a notice welcoming them to the bar, and others receive show cause orders from the Board of Law Examiners most commonly after successfully passing the written bar. The reasons vary from drug and alcohol issues, acts of dishonesty, financial issues, and issues with their bar application or the written testing procedure, but the result is the same, an order to Show Cause. The Abraham Lincoln quote sums it up best, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." Show the BLE good judgment, hire a competent lawyer to represent your interests. After 3 years of law school and the bar exam, it's not worth risking it alone. For over ten years, I have represented numerous clients before the BLE. I enjoy the work. It's high stakes, as I personally know what is at risk, but it's very rewarding to help an applicant get over the last hurdle. Good luck with the exam results.



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