Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Recorder, Supreme Court, State Bar Are Hiring Lawyers to Probe Exam Blunder:
The California State Bar has hired a former employment lawyer and mediator to investigate how the essay topics for the July 2019 bar exam were erroneously disclosed the week before the test was administered.
The bar will pay Jean Gaskill, once a partner with now-defunct Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco, $200 an hour plus travel, lodging and other expenses to conduct the investigation, according to an agreement between Gaskill and the bar that was released Friday.
The bar’s directory lists Gaskill as an Oregon resident and an inactive California attorney since December 2017. Gaskill did not immediately return a message Friday.
Gaskill’s retention by the bar does not change the California Supreme Court’s plan to conduct its own review of the incident, a spokesman for the Judicial Council said.
Bloomberg Big Law Business, California Bar Investigator Begins Probe in Exam Leak