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JFK SOL Supplemental Bar Prep Program

Hello Future Attorneys!

The JFK School of Law Supplemental Bar Prep Program has many resources to help you get started NOW!

On this page, you will find the following:

  • Bar Exam Basics
  • "Bar Coach on Demand" videos
  • Past Exams and Selected Answers
  • Look at our "Menu of Offerings" (below) to see what we have to offer! 

The California Bar Exam has a reputation for being notoriously difficult, but possible to pass. Many have done so, and you can too! While there are NO shortcuts, there are skills and strategies that you can learn to take your performance to a higher level. That’s where we enter.

The JFK Supplemental Bar Prep Program is a one on one program, designed to focus specifically on Bar Exam SkillsStrategies and Self-Care. While we can’t take the place of your traditional substantive bar exam program, we can provide you with tools to enhance your performance, while focusing on your well-being.

We offer individual appointments for skills or strategy sessions which cover every portion of the California Bar Exam. 

Please contact Kimberly Rice at krice@ncu.edu for additional questions

Latest Webinar Recordings:

Webinar Recording: Moral Character Application - Everything You Need to Know

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Webinar Recording: JFK School of Law & JFK Supplemental Bar Prep Program California Bar Prep Workshop| Boot Camp  

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Webinar Recording: COPYING MODEL ANSWERS ISN'T "PRACTICE" FOR THE CALIFORNIA BAR EXAM: ASK THE EXPERT WITH LEE BURGESS OF BAR EXAM TOOLBOX

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Bar Exam Resources- February 2023

JFK SOL Supplemental Bar Prep Program Menu of Offerings

Bar Exam Skills & Strategies: Bar Prep on Demand Video Series

Bar Chart - Frequency of Topics

Here is the website link:  https://jdadvising.com/

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

You can count on Professional Responsibility being on the Bar Exam in some form or another!   Here is a special notice from the State Bar of California:

"Applicants are expected to know the California Rules of Professional Conduct in effect at the time the exam is administered (current law). The rules were substantially revised effective November 1, 2018. Minor amendments were made subsequent to that date. The latest amendments, amending Rule 1.1 [Competence] and Rule 5.4 [Financial and Similar Arrangements with Nonlawyers] were amended by the Supreme Court effective March 22, 2021. These rules are within the scope of the upcoming July 2022 California Bar Examination." [Emphasis Added].

You can expect the Bar Examiners to test these rules solo or with another subject. PR has been combined in the past with Evidence, Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Community Property, Remedies, and Corporations.

If you need additional resources for Professional Responsibility, we are attaching an UPDATED CA BAR EXAM ESSAY GUIDE shared by our colleagues from JD Advising.  The updated version has illustrations and pictures to help you learn the law!  Chapter 12 focuses on Professional Responsibility.  [Bar Grader Tip: "Split conflict of interest into potential and actual. Begin with potential. Duty of loyalty means the same as conflict of interest."] A copy of the Rules of Professional Conduct for California is also attached.  We hope you find this content helpful!

Website: Jdadvising.com 

ACCOMODATIONS

Important Reminder : Deadline for the February 2023 Bar Exam: January 3, 2023. There will be no extensions.

Documents must be complete and submitted online or received in the San Francisco Office of the State Bar, Office of Admissions 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 by the deadline listed on the California Bar website.  Early filing is strongly encouraged, as deadlines will not be extended.   For complete information about the Accommodations process, please review the following link: 

Requesting Testing Accommodations (ca.gov)

If you need information about your accommodations at NCU, please contact Disability Services at disabilitiesservices@ncu.edu

State Bar of California Updates & Reminders

This is an important reminder that you will need to stay abreast of all updates from the California Bar Examiners. This includes:

  • Checking your email regularly, from both the California Bar Examiners and the JFK SOL Supplemental Bar Prep Program
  • Read the Instructions for the Essays and the Performance Test on the State Bar Website, which are subject to change.
  • Checking your email for instructions for the "Mock Exam" prior to the Bar Exam
  • Checking the updated FAQs at the link below
  • Adhering to all stated deadlines on the California Bar website below

BarEssays.com

JFK School of Law Supplemental Bar Prep Program has arranged for discounted access to BarEssays.com for students taking the bar exam.

If you need an additional resource, BarEssays.com is an excellent supplementary study tool for your bar review course, featuring a database of over 3,000 authentic graded and returned essays from prior California Bar Exams. Through BarEssays.com, you can practice any essay from the past decade, then view real high scoring and low scoring answers to that essay, graded by the actual bar examiners. By examining the answers, you can not only calibrate your study progress, but you can also gain a deeper appreciation of what the bar examiners value in an answer.

For more information and to obtain your discounted account ($30 discount), go to www.BarEssays.com and enter coupon code "NCU30" on the payment screen.

BarEssays.com offers webinars on all tested essay topics with a former State Bar of California Bar Grader. Each webinar is $35.00.  For more information, please contact info@baressays.com

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