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Congratulations From Execbar – New February 2019 California Attorneys

Kudos and congratulations to all of our Executive Bar Review February 2019 successful California bar exam and California Attorneys Exam candidates.  You worked hard and richly deserve the distinction. Passing the California bar exam is an impressive achievement even for out of state attorneys licensed in another jurisdiction.  The

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The Bar Review Podcast – Subscribe!

Bar Review strategies in short, easily digestible podcast bites. Subscribe to hear new episodes as soon as they are released. Click the black banner to follow the link to the first two bar review podcasts with tips for the Performance test and bar subject matter memorization techniques.

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Why is it so difficult to pass the California Bar Exam?

So much noise surrounds the difficulty of the California Bar Exam and the plummeting pass rates, yet there is very little definitive commentary on why that is and how to overcome seemingly impossible odds.  Really, the California Bar Exam is not that difficult.  It tests many of

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New July 2018 California Attorneys – Congratulations!!

We are pleased to recognize all of our Executive Bar Review July 2018 successful California bar exam and California Attorneys Exam candidates.  Passing the California bar exam is an impressive achievement even for out of state attorneys licensed in another jurisdiction.  The California bar is consistently the most difficult bar

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California Bar Exam vs. California Attorneys exam

In California, attorneys who are licensed in another jurisdiction for at least four consecutive years are eligible to take what is known as the “California Attorneys Exam”.   This exam is no different than the California Bar Exam except that qualifying out-of-state attorneys do not have to take the

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Don’t Blame The California Bar Exam

Don’t Blame the California Bar Exam Learn the Test Over the last few days, we have seen many articles draw out California’s historically low pass rate. Yes, the February 2018 California Bar Exam yielded an all-time low-only 27.5 percent of California bar exam applicants passed. Even the median MBE

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Congratulations New California Attorneys! February 2018

We want to be among the first to congratulate all of our Executive Bar Review February 2018 successful bar exam candidates.  Passing the California bar exam is an achievement to be lauded even for out of state attorneys already licensed in another jurisdiction.  The California bar is

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California Bar exam pass score remains unchanged.  As it should be.

Over the past several months many have offered opinions on whether The State Bar of California sets too high a bar for law school graduates seeking admission to practice law in this state. For over 30 years the pass score has remained unchanged.   California has over two hundred

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California’s “New” Bar Examination. Should Attorneys now consider the MBE?  

Starting with the July 2017 administration of the California Bar exam, the Attorney’s exam has been shortened to one day rather than the usual two. Although the scope of the exam remains unchanged, the Committee of Bar Examiners assures us that “administering a two-day examination will yield

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10,000 hours for California bar exam success?

We have all seen references to the “10,000 hour rule” – the idea that one needs to spend 10,000 hours on an activity to be successful at it. This idea was popularized by writer Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. After reading Chapter 2, “The 10,000-Hour Rule”,

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