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I am shocked that I passed the solicitors (I thought that I failed it for sure). Thank God I don't have to go through the hell that is studying for those exams again. 

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I passed as well, I was convinced I didn't. Over the moon, and excited for the call to the bar in January.

For all of those who haven't passed please keep your head up. I failed both the solicitor and the barriser and continued at it. Don't give up, if you want this bad enough work for it and you will attain whatever you set your mind too.

For those that passed, CONGRATULATIONS. :D:D

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On 12/8/2017 at 1:06 PM, Nicholas1007 said:

Same here. The stress is killing me. As this is my last exam I'm hoping that I'll receive the call to the bar information bulletin at the same time as some indication that all is good.

Doesn't the call to the bar information bulletin get sent out regardless if you have passed or not?

 

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21 hours ago, Capiche said:

Well I failed solicitors. I feel like such an idiot  

The bar exam is far more a test of stamina than it is of intellect. Don't take it too hard. Whatever that exam tests, how good of a lawyer you would be is not one of them. 

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SUPER happy I passed (Solicitors), especially considering I had a lot of trouble with the business section and had to randomly bubble in 15 answers in the last 5 minutes. Freeeeeeeeeeeedom!

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2 hours ago, bunnnnnnn said:

SUPER happy I passed (Solicitors), especially considering I had a lot of trouble with the business section and had to randomly bubble in 15 answers in the last 5 minutes. Freeeeeeeeeeeedom!

Same situation, and I passed too. So happy and relieved. 

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Does anyone have any advice for approaching the Solicitor differently? I put in so many hours of studying for this last attempt and bought practice exams from 4 different companies. I guess I'm doing something wrong because I still failed. Any advice would be helpful. 

I have re-read the materials twice, reviewed summaries of the materials (basically detailed table of contents with more info) and used these summaries on exam day. Used ontariolawexam indicies as well as a back up. I felt like I had a much better understanding of the content compared to my last attempt. 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

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I would prioritize further engaging with the materials. I would highly recommend purchasing the online bar prep videos provided by Edmond/CanBar. I didn't truly understand the relevant subject matters until I spent countless hours watching said videos. 

Reading the materials, the table of contents, and index are merely prerequisites to studying for the bar exam. Moreover, you need to read the materials, study the index, etc. in order to prepare for the exam. However, all of foregoing simply make up step one of the study process. Steps two and three are far more important. 

Step two is ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDING THE MATERIAL. The majority of people, including myself, read the materials and don't truly comprehend anything whatsoever. How could they? The materials are incredible dense. I also studied abroad - I received my law degree in the UK. I had to virtually teach myself the Solicitor materials as none of the relevant subject matters were taught to me in law school. Therefore, as stated above, I would strongly recommend purchasing some sort of bar prep course.

Step three involves practice exams. You need to do a number of practice exams and/or practice questions before writing the actual bar exam. Although said exams are not entirely reflective of the actual bar exam, they help you better navigate the materials. The more practice questions that you ultimately do, the more likely you will be able to find something on the actual exam.

I hope my advice is helpful. I wish you luck in the future.  

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3 minutes ago, jadcohen33 said:

I would prioritize further engaging with the materials. I would highly recommend purchasing the online bar prep videos provided by Edmond/CanBar. I didn't truly understand the relevant subject matters until I spent countless hours watching said videos. 

Reading the materials, the table of contents, and index are merely prerequisites to studying for the bar exam. Moreover, you need to read the materials, study the index, etc. in order to prepare for the exam. However, all of foregoing simply make up step one of the study process. Steps two and three are far more important. 

Step two is ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDING THE MATERIAL. The majority of people, including myself, read the materials and don't truly comprehend anything whatsoever. How could they? The materials are incredible dense. I also studied abroad - I received my law degree in the UK. I had to virtually teach myself the Solicitor materials as none of the relevant subject matters were taught to me in law school. Therefore, as stated above, I would strongly recommend purchasing some sort of bar prep course.

Step three involves practice exams. You need to do a number of practice exams and/or practice questions before writing the actual bar exam. Although said exams are not entirely reflective of the actual bar exam, they help you better navigate the materials. The more practice questions that you ultimately do, the more likely you will be able to find something on the actual exam.

I hope my advice is helpful. I wish you luck in the future.  

Thank you very much. This is great advice and I will certainly look into the barprep course! 

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