Hello Bar Takers!
The February 2021 Bar Exam Results will be released on May 7, 2021. This is great news as February bar exam results are typically released in the middle of May. A little shorter wait for those of you waiting for February 2021 bar results. I am wishing all the best to those of you who are waiting for results! Let’s hope the pass rates continue to improve!
So what is going on for the July 2021 bar exam?
The exam will be held on July 27 and July 28. The bar exam is still in the online format. If you are taking the July 2021 bar exam, you should read all of the information that the California Bar Examiners provide to assist you in taking the exam in this new online format. Here are two links that I highly recommend:
Details you must know in order to take the bar exam online: Instructions for taking the California Bar Exam Online You really need to review this document. The California Bar Examiners prepared it for bar examinees and you would be remiss if you do not read through it carefully.
For more information about the mechanics of taking the bar exam online go to: July 2021 Bar Exam FAQS
Both links above provide great information for what you need to know logistically for the new bar exam format. It is a must read if you are taking the July 2021 California Bar Exam.
DO NOT MISS DEADLINES
This may seem obvious, but I can tell you that certain things can become tricky. For example, during the few months leading up to the October 2020 California Bar Exam the California Bar Examiners had the usual deadlines for uploading Exam Soft on your laptop. However, there were updates to the software after those deadlines. In every case, the California Bar Examiners sent out an email to registered examinees to download the update by a specific time. Bar examinees who did not check their email and did not download the update within the required time period were not able to take the bar exam. No test, no refund . . . just heartbreaking disappointment for the lost opportunity.
Understand that the California Bar Examiners are not flexible in their rules. There are many good reasons for this – the ability to manage the exam in the best way possible for all examinees and to maintain the integrity of the exam. Every bar round I receive phone calls and emails from examinees asking what to do about a missed deadline. The answer is – there is nothing you can do. You will not get your money back, you will not be able to put it towards the next examination – it is simply gone. Worse, examinees who miss deadlines for downloading Examsoft and any required Examsoft updates, are delayed and must wait to sit for the next bar exam.
CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY FOR BAR EXAM UPDATES
Make sure you check the email address that you provide to the California State Bar to stay up to date on any changes or new deadlines. Changes are more likely given the new online format. It is your responsibility to stay informed.
The links provided above include deadlines for timely and late filing for the California Bar Exam. However, be aware that deadline changes to Examsoft can happen if there are any updates. So be sure to check your email regularly. If you miss an update, there is no forgiveness and you will not be able to sit for the exam until the next round. I mention all of this because of the sheer numbers of people that call our office asking us to help them with getting around this mistake. So stay on top of it, your future is in the balance.
I will be providing more videos soon. I will keep you posted here!
All the best to everyone waiting for bar results!
Lisa Duncanson Founder/CEO Bar None Review Blog: BarExamGuru email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 213-529-0991