California Bar Exam: Retaking it or First Time

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Hello All,

I want to thank you for following this blog, we’ve had over 600,000 views now and I am absolutely humbled and grateful to have your readership.

For those of you who find yourself having to retake the bar exam, do not lose heart. You CAN do it.

I will be writing as much as possible this weekend and in the coming days about: 1) about what to do if you have recently failed the bar exam, 2) how to deal with the addition of Civil Procedure to the MBE exam (as you probably know, the NCBE has added Federal Civil Procedure to the MBE effective on the February 2015 bar exam), and 3) how to pass the bar exam while working a full time job and/or raising a family (yes, it is possible . . . many of my students just did that on the July 2014 bar exam).

These are the major issues as I see them for those of you who are confronting the February 2015 bar exam.

If you are a repeat taker, then you likely can not take much time off of work, or you may not be able to take any time off from work to study. As a result, it will be very important to figure out a study plan that will work around your work and/or family responsibilities. It can be done. And, if you are repeating the bar exam, you may very well have taken Barbri (this isn’t a dig or jab, just the reality – most first time takers take Barbri) and you have a “free retake” . . . so the question for some of you becomes whether you should retake what did not apparently work for you the first time around?  The answer to that question isn’t the same for everyone. I will be writing about this soon – hoping to give you some advice as to how to tailor what you might already have at your disposal and ultimately pass this very next bar exam.

Again, thank you for following this blog and stay tuned for more. Here are a few messages from some of our July 2014 bar exam students.

Hi Lisa!!!
I passed!! Thank you so much :) with one daughter and a baby on the way you helped me pass the bar and were so positive!
I got my money back from that other horrible tutor too. Really appreciate your help. Thank you!
Xoxo
Jessica Javaherian

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Lisa Duncanson
Program Director/Founder
Bar None Review
Bar Exam Cram Session
(213) 529-0990
barnonereview.com
barexamcramsession.com

California Bar Exam: We’ve added a second workshop date!

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Hello all,

We now have two free “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” dates available for the February 2015 bar exam:

Los Angeles, December 3rd:

How to Pass the February 2015 California Bar Exam Workshop - December 3, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Los Angeles, California – taught by the Bar Exam Guru!

Back by popular demand, our next “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” will be held on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles. Our workshops fill up quickly. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is free and includes free bar exam templates. Space is limited. Click here to make your reservation for the Los Angeles Dec 3rd Free Workshop.

Orange County, December 4th:

How to Pass the February 2015 California Bar Exam Workshop - December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Orange County, California – taught by the Bar Exam Guru!

We have added a second “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” to be held on December 4, 2014 in Orange County. Our workshops fill up quickly. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is free and includes free bar exam templates. Space is limited. Click here to make your reservation for the Orange County Dec 4th Free Workshop.

Lisa Duncanson
Program Director/Founder
Bar None Review
Bar Exam Cram Session
(213) 529-0990
barnonereview.com
barexamcramsession.com

We’re changing our look a bit :)

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Hello all,

If you have been here before (visited this blog before, that is) then you will notice it looks a lot different. I am working on a new look for the blog – one that will hopefully be easier to navigate. I am not done with the changes – but this is our interim look for right now. Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have any thoughts, suggestions or just want to say hello! I am always interested in hearing from our readers and open to suggestions for topics you want to read about (areas you would like some extra tips, advice in etc.)

Thinking of all of you who are waiting for bar results and wishing you all the best on November 21st!

All the best,

Lisa Duncanson

Founder/Program Director

Bar None Review, Bar Exam Cram Session and

author of the Bar Exam Guru Blog

213-529-0990

pass@barnonereview.com

How to Pass the California Bar Exam – Free Workshop

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Hello all,

Good luck to everyone who is waiting for July bar results!

For those of you preparing for the February 2015 bar exam, I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching another free, “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” on December 3, 2014. This workshop will focus on writing for the California bar examiners as well as: test taking strategies, study plans, and simply how to get through this grueling exam with passing results! If you have failed the bar exam previously, this workshop is an excellent program to jumpstart your studies and to figure out how to prepare differently this time. I will also address the updates to the February 2015 bar exam. The workshop is limited to thirty attendees, so please sign up early to secure your spot.

Unfortunately, we cannot make this workshop available online. However, we hope to see you in person! To register, click here and be sure to check out our Bar Exam Cram Session Website for our other course offerings.

All the best to everyone who is waiting for July bar results!

Lisa Duncanson

Founder/Program Director Bar None Review and Bar Exam Cram Session

Prepare For The February 2015 Bar Exam With The Two Day Bar Exam Cram Sessions

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Hello all,

All the best of luck to those who are waiting for bar results for the July 2014 bar exam!

For those of you who are preparing for the February 2015 bar exam, we have released our February 2015 Bar Exam Cram Session Schedule. We will conduct three separate Bar Exam Cram Sessions for the February 2015 Bar Exam. The dates are as follows (click on dates below for more information and to register):

Session I – December 13, 2014 & December 14, 2014

Session II – January 17, 2015 & January 18, 2015

Session III – February 7, 2015 & February 8, 2015

The Two Day Bar Exam Cram Sessions provide a condensed review of all bar tested topics and provide students with a tried and true approach for each essay tested topic. We tell you what you need to know, including what to write, when to write it, how much time to spend on particular issues and provide you with a proven approach to success on the California Bar Exam. You receive a complete set of The Bar Exam Cram Sheets, a study plan for the final ten days leading up to the bar exam and all of the Bar Exam Guru’s predictions and email updates up through the bar exam. See the links above for more detailed course information.

Stay tuned for more information about our February 2015 Civil Procedure MBE Maximizer Program, Score Maximizer Program and Writing Maximizer Program.

All the best to everyone waiting for bar results!

Lisa Duncanson

Founder/Program Director
Bar Exam Cram Session and Bar None Review
(213) 529-0990
http://www.barexamcramsession.com and http://www.barnonereview.com

 

 

California Bar Exam: Now Your Summer Begins

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Hello all,

Congratulations again on finishing the California bar exam!

Hopefully you are now enjoying a bit of your summer now that your studies are over.

I have heard from a few examiners about the Performance Tests, but I haven’t heard quite enough to weigh in just yet. I’m still reviewing reports as they come in, so if you feel so inclined, you can email me at: barexamguru@yahoo.com

And if you have questions about how you did or simply want some reassurance, I am happy to hear from you.

All the best,

Lisa Duncanson