The Israel Bar Association announced, Sunday, that 65 percent of the 1,904 candidates who took the specialization exam on November 1st were successful. The passing rate among those taking the test for the first time was 78 percent. More than 90 percent of the students from the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center passed the exam with an average of 79.1 percent. For the first time, 11 foreign attorneys (eight from the United States, three from France) were examined; the exam being limited to the field of professional ethics. They all passed with an average mark of 75.45.
Bar-association head Doron Barzilai said eliminating the flooding of the market will be the association's top priority during the coming year. Oral exams are scheduled to start on Wednesday and last a week.