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Short History of Becoming a Self Made Lawyer

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There are lawyers who may not get the respect they deserve, who have taken advantage of the law-office study program to become a legal professional, even though this is how lawyers were trained. This is not only a study program; the national trends raise the bar and particularly for reading the law there is specific expectations that must be adhered.  In almost every state the lawyers are regulated by the Supreme Court, rather than an executive branch of the state… Read More »Short History of Becoming a Self Made Lawyer

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Contracts – “Short Essay” Question and Answer “Rights of John & Pete”

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1. John decides to sell his truck to Pete for $1,000. Pete agrees to buy it at that price and to pay John the money “when he is able.” Discuss. (SEE SAMPLE ANSWER, infra.) WRITING STYLE EXAMPLE   RIGHTS OF JOHN & PETE FORMATION OF CONTRACT In order to prove a valid contract, John and Pete must establish the following elements: First, to determine the applicable law and then whether there is an (1) offer, (2) acceptance, (3) consideration, and… Read More »Contracts – “Short Essay” Question and Answer “Rights of John & Pete”

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ICO Chart “Contracts” and Video Tutorial of Black Letter Law

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Below is the Cal Bar ICO Chart dealing with Issue Clustering and “Contracts.” It seems easy enough. Well, sure, if you also understand crossovers, have the entire chart, and black letter law, writing techniques, and practice, practice, practice. During this time period of study, Paul helped me develop a schedule of daily goals so I could nail this chart and many others. Contract law, fortunately, is one of my stronger subjects. But just look at what a winning candidate must… Read More »ICO Chart “Contracts” and Video Tutorial of Black Letter Law

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Cal Bar Tutorial “Tort Law Writing Samples” Salesman v. Gordon

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Paul Pfau from Cal Bar Tutorial Review was kind enough to help even the first-year student understand the concept of issue clustering and recognition. Below are some writing style examples that can definitely help a candidate for the bar get through the written portion of the Exam and keep their minds sharp for the Multistate portion. On our Google HOAs, we will go into more of these and even model bar exams and model answers to see how close this… Read More »Cal Bar Tutorial “Tort Law Writing Samples” Salesman v. Gordon

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Is This the Best Route for My Education?

The field of law can be a difficult one to master. It can seem that only those that go through law school will ultimately be able to argue a case in front of a judge one day. However, due to the foresight of California law, the Law Office Study Program may allow you the opportunity to prove yourself and further your career. You can enter the program even if you are not a college graduate. However, you may have some… Read More »Is This the Best Route for My Education?

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Methods of Getting Sponsored

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If you are interested in entering the Law Office Study Program, there are many factors to consider. If you think that you are ready for a rigorous course of work and to eventually take the bar exam, you need to make sure that you have the right support system behind you. This early stage of planning can make or break your chance to become a practicing attorney. Since you will not be attending law school, you will be following from… Read More »Methods of Getting Sponsored

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Short History of the Cal Law Study Program

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The California Law Office Study Program is one that has given many people that did not have the opportunity or situation to attend a formal law school a chance to serve their fellow citizens. The program, administered by the California Bar Association, is a way to make sure that qualified individuals have another way to gain experience to take the bar examination. This is the path followed by respected Los Angeles injury attorney Michael Ehline and could be the option… Read More »Short History of the Cal Law Study Program

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California Bar Examination Statistics

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The California Bar Examination is one of the steps to becoming an attorney in the state and perhaps the most important. It is sometimes considered the most challenging exam in the country and has a high failure rate. Those that pass are often some of the best lawyers. The exam process is arduous but makes sure that only the most tenacious get through. There are several ways that a student can become qualified to take the bar exam. They can… Read More »California Bar Examination Statistics


Becoming an Attorney in California

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If you have decided to join the attorney ranks in California, there are several options out there for you to become admitted to the bar. While many follow the strict path of attending law school, it is not your only option. In fact, with proper wherewithal, you can make it work through a road that works with your schedule and lifestyle. Many attorneys become admitted to the bar after they have generally completed three years of law school and received… Read More »Becoming an Attorney in California