The National Conference of Bar Examiners’ (NCBE) Testing Task Force is excited to offer lawyers a unique opportunity to participate in focus group sessions conducted by its independent research consultant, the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
The Testing Task Force is undertaking a comprehensive study to ensure that the bar examination continues to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent entry-level legal practice in the 21st century.
Focus group participants will contribute to the study by providing critical insights into how the legal profession has changed and is expected to change in the near future, and what knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary for new lawyers to practice effectively. This input will lay the foundation for a future-focused practice analysis survey to be distributed nationwide in 2019.
We are looking for entry-level lawyers (one to five years in practice) and lawyers who supervise entry-level lawyers (at least 7 years in practice and at least 2 years supervising) for the specific sessions shown on the next screen. NCBE will cover reasonable costs for transportation, hotel, and meals for in-person sessions.
To ensure representative groups for each session, we will select participants based on demographic and practice background. However, if you are not available or selected for one of these four sessions, there will be additional opportunities to participate in the Task Force’s historic study.