California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:47 pm

Tell me more, tell me more. You're up in the bay area right?? What tutor did you use? it helped, because you passed if I recall correctly??

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:11 pm

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:Tell me more, tell me more. You're up in the bay area right?? What tutor did you use? it helped, because you passed if I recall correctly??


I'll tell you anything that you like to know. Yeah I'm in SF and did pass.
Commercial prep courses just were not the way for me to understand how to conquer the test. The tutor, in the simplest sense, helped me realize that it's not really about knowing and understanding the law, it's about knowing and understanding the CA Bar exam (for which knowing a little law is of course needed) and he had the tools and methods that really allowed me to focus on what needed to be done and succeed.

But yeah let me know what you want to know.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Is it someone that works only out of SF?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby MURPH » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:10 pm

I am having no luck in the job market out here. I am also thinking about taking the NJ/PA bar in February. I have an uncle in Philly who wants to retire and is looking to let go of his practice. I really don't want to move back to the east coast but nothing good is going on here.
The though of bar prep is just so dreadful... my brain goes numb when I even consider it.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:22 pm

MURPH - Don't give up! You moved out here for a reason! It took me a while to find the job I found. When I pass the bar (being positive this time around) I'm PRAYING the company I work for now promotes me. Only needed a JD for the job I'm doing now...
Hang in there.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:25 pm

i believe in u tls user murph

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:53 pm

what about me, punk?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:54 pm

what about me, punk?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:28 pm

i think u know the answer after that double post

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:42 pm

I'm a failure.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:59 pm

that makes almost everyone here a failure because we failed the first time, which isn't even our fault because shit happens and who knows how many people just happened to pass

are you calling us failures

there's a new hope for you now

at least you're not a lurker or a shitposter like me

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:11 pm

haha I'm a failure times TWO. About to sign up to take in for the THIRD TIME. Ugh.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:23 pm

so why are you taking this again? is your job making you?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:32 pm

No, I'm making me. I went to three years of law school so I feel like I should be licensed. It's a personal thing, I guess. I'll end up taking it until I pass. ($9,974,023 later.....).

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:19 pm

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:Is it someone that works only out of SF?


All of our sessions were done over phone. Nothing face-to-face. I mean there's really no need when you think about it, haha

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:21 pm

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:No, I'm making me. I went to three years of law school so I feel like I should be licensed. It's a personal thing, I guess. I'll end up taking it until I pass. ($9,974,023 later.....).


working with my tutor completely changed the game for me. I highly recommend.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:01 am

Message me their details. It's hard to find one when there's so many out there. If that makes sense.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby MURPH » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:40 pm

Thanks,
I got a job offer a couple hours after posting that. It is a one year fellowship public interest position with LAFLA, working with my fellow veterans. I accepted.
I am still considering the February bar exam.
It is funny how this works. I want to be a prosecutor but have been whining that no one is hiring entry level prosecutors. Then right after I accepted the position San Diego, SLO and the LA City attorney all posted entry level openings.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:04 pm

MURPH I thought you passed the bar already?? Application is available OCtober 1 and I plan on getting the ball rolling then. I'm working full time, so I have to do as much as I can when I can…
Any more tutor suggestions?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby MURPH » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:00 pm

I did pass. I am thinking about taking it in NJ/PA where I grew up and may have more job opportunities.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:24 pm

Ah. Its tough out here without any connections and such. Where are you located?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby sundance95 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:21 pm

Anyone know offhand if one can use CLE credit taken post-bar but pre-swearing in?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby AntiHuman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:19 am

If anybody needs any general help on how to pass the 2nd/3rd/4th time...PM me.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby Carryon » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:40 pm

MURPH wrote:I did pass. I am thinking about taking it in NJ/PA where I grew up and may have more job opportunities.

Where are you located in CA? I would think that there are certain areas in Cal where there are good job opportunities. I lived in the PA/NJ area (Chalfont, PA) years ago for about 6 months. It was ok back then, but not sure what it is like now.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:10 pm

A lot of people I know have moved to the SD area (as have I). Bay area is too much of a clusterfuck.




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