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California is poised to license a near-record number of new attorneys this year.

More than 5,292 applicants passed the October 2020 general bar exam, according to results released Jan. 8 by the state bar. The number of successful test-takers is the second-highest on record, falling just short of the all-time high of 5,330 in 2008.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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