Congratulations to everyone who received passing results on the California Bar Exam this evening! What a crazy year it has been and what a crazy bar exam to sit for with postponements and new challenges due to Covid19.
I love preparing students for the bar exam! It is one of the most rewarding things to do especially when I receive text messages like this one: (first text was this student’s analysis of what was tested on day one of the October bar exam, my response and then her fantastic news this evening)!
For those who were not so lucky, please do not lose hope. I have said this many times and it is true: the bar exam is NOT an IQ test, it is just a test and one that you CAN master. I have heard from several students, many who were repeat takers, who receive passing results.
The bar exam, especially for repeat examinees, really requires working with a program that can take you in the right direction and help you to identify your weaknesses and strengths and tailor a study plan to your specific needs. To succeed on the written portion and the MBE portion you need direction and instruction and approaches; not just books and videos, but real approaches, exam feedback, realistic study plans and techniques to master all three sections of the exam.
What to do if you did not receive passing results:
First, do not beat yourself up! The California Bar Exam is always a challenge no matter how prepared you are and most were not prepared to take it online! Second, Attend our free “How to Pass the California Workshop” on Monday, January 11, 2021. This workshop will be provided live via Zoom and taught by Lisa Duncanson, the owner and founder of Bar None Review and The Bar Exam Cram Session. The workshop is free to the first fifty students who sign up. We will provide a sigh up link momentarily.
When is the next Bar Exam Cram Session?
Our next Bar Exam Cram Session will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021. I will host a FREE Bar Exam Writing Workshop on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 6 pm – 9 pm. This will be held live via zoom. I will provide a link to register for the free workshop momentarily.
When should I start studying for the February 2021 bar exam?
As soon as possible. This can be simply gathering your materials, reclaiming that study space that you will need (most every library and coffee shop is still shut down) and start by completing some MBEs.
How do I get started? Simple: Attend our free “How to Pass the California Bar Exam” Workshop Register HERE!
Our FREE “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” (via Zoom) is this Monday. If you can’t wait for Monday and want to speak with one of our bar tutors or me, Lisa Duncanson, give us a call at 213-529-0990. We are receiving a high volume of calls, so please leave us a message or send an email to: email@example.com and we can assist you. Your next decision is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Never, ever let someone push you into something or force you to make a quick decision. You need to be completely comfortable with the direction you take and whether you choose a program or decide to study on your own.
One of the main reasons I always provide free workshops is because I want prospective students to know exactly what they are getting before they sign up. And, I love teaching and I love helping bar exam students succeed on the bar exam! To sign up for our free workshop send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and phone number and we will register you for our free session!
Can’t wait until Monday to get started on your studies?
If you want to get going right away on your studies, then start working on the MBEs. Do this without reviewing the law – this advice is for repeat takers. When I say do not review the law before getting back into doing MBEs I truly mean it. Typically students who spend 4 or 5 days working on MBEs return to the scores they were achieving right before their last bar exam. You many not think so, but try it. I have never had a student who did not find this to work.
First, do not sign up with any bar course or tutor yet. Instead, take a breath and seriously consider what you actually need to succeed. Attend our FREE “How to Pass the California Bar Exam Workshop” via Zoom this Monday and/or call us over the weekend and we can assist you. Your next decision is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Never, ever let someone push you into something or force you to make a quick decision. You need to be completely comfortable with the direction you take and whether you choose a program or decide to study on your own.
A quick recap: sign up for our free workshop, call us if you have ANY questions and don’t ever feel pressured by any bar program or bar exam tutor. If someone is pressuring you it probably means they are desperate for you money. As much as I hate to say it, there are some unsavory bar prep companies and tutors who are quite willing to take your money and be less than what you needed, were promised or hoped for.
Stay tuned for more information!
All the best,
Lisa Duncanson Founder/Program Director Bar None Review, established 1998 Bar Exam Cram Session, established 2000 213-529-0990 email@example.com