Californian passes state bar exam at age 17 and is sworn in as an attorney
Share and Follow


VISALIA, Calif. – A county prosecutor’s office says one of its law clerks passed the State Bar of California exam at age 17.

The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said this week that, according to research, Peter Park is the youngest person to pass the exam.

The State Bar said Friday in an email to The Associated Press that it could not confirm that Park is the youngest, but it hailed his achievement.

“Passing the California Bar exam is a major accomplishment at any age, and for someone as young as Mr. Park, it is quite an extraordinary feat and one worth celebrating,” Executive Director Leah Wilson said.

Park took the exam in July and received the test results on Nov. 9, according to a news release issued by the District Attorney’s office this week.

“It was not easy, but it was worth it,” Park said in a statement.

Park began high school at Oxford Academy in Cypress, California, in 2019 at age 13 and simultaneously began a four-year juris doctor program at the Northwestern California University School of Law after completing college-level proficiency exams, the office said.

Park graduated high school in 2021 by taking the state’s high school proficiency exam and focused on law school, graduating this year. He became a law clerk for the District Attorney’s office in August, turned 18 in late November and was sworn in as an attorney on Tuesday.

Share and Follow
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes

OMAHA, Neb. – Warren Buffett credited his longtime partner — the late…

Mega Millions jackpot now eighth highest on record and growing

(WTAJ) — The Mega Millions jackpot has officially claimed a place as…

Pregnant great white shark washes ashore on Florida beach

A pregnant great white shark washed ashore on a Florida Panhandle beach…

Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists

LISBON – The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election…

Which states are sending the most people to North Dakota?

STACKER — Fewer Americans moved in 2022, according to the latest census…

‘I just got hit by a car’: Florida deputy gets clipped by car on highway

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida deputy working a traffic crash in…

A majority of South Carolina Republicans oppose continued Ukraine aid, AP VoteCast shows

WASHINGTON – Many voters in South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday want a…

Coaches, players weigh in on new NCAA volleyball rule

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — There’s a big rule change for women’s…