DOWNWARD SPIRAL – It just keeps getting worse for bar exam takers. New data from the American Bar Association shows that just shy of 75 percent of the people who took the licensing test for the first time in 2018 passed, down from 77 percent in 2017, Karen Sloan reports. Pass rates have been on a five-year slide, and The Big Fail—an ongoing series from Law.com—examines what’s driving the trend and how law schools and legal employers are responding.

MONEY MATTERS - The Am Law 100, which ranks of the 100 largest-grossing law firms in the U.S, launches at 10 a.m. ET on Law.com affiliate The American Lawyer. So what do all the numbers mean? Who are the winners and losers? What spurred growth in 2018? What happens when a recession hits? To get answers to these questions and more, sign up for a free webinar, beginnning at 11 a.m. ET, to hear what our editors and analysts make of it all.

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