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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Writing On-site Versus Writing Remotely

March 18, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Writing On-site Vs. Writing Remotely Writing the exam in 2020 remotely seemed like a nightmare but was actually a blessing in disguise! I wrote my Bar exam in March 2020. It was in person—a full 8-hour day. Due to Covid-19, my Solicitor exam was done remotely. I had the chance to experience both realities and let me tell you that writing your exam remotely is so much better! as much as I was freaking out about writing remotely... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: How Emond Resources Helped Me

March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   How Emond Resources Helped Me First of all, let me say thank you to the Emond crew for the Emond videos and practice questions. They went a long way, and, if I might say, guaranteed the success I had. I wrote my solicitor exams in June and was the first set of candidates to write online, so we still had to write the usual 240 questions split between 2 days. The challenge for me then was, due to COVID-19, my 2 kids were... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Managing My Time

January 21, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Managing My Time As a mom to a toddler during a pandemic, I was very nervous to write the Bar Exams. Studying seemed impossible while we were cooped up in a house with no childcare and no family or friends to help. I signed up for the Emond Exam Prep Online Course and watched the videos on my phone while I puttered around the house, waited at a drive-through, or fed the baby. It really helped to be able to hear the professors discuss... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely

January 7, 2021 - 11:28 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely Writing the Ontario Licensing Exams during COVID-19 was not all that bad. This was my first time writing, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, not having to attend the exam in person was a huge benefit. This saved me so much time and stress on the morning of each exam. Rather than having to get a hotel nearby or waking up very early to get to the exam in time while waiting in a line... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: My Apprehensions and Writing Experience

December 17, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   My Apprehensions and Writing Experience I wrote my Barrister Exam back in March 2020 but was impacted by the cancellation of the Solicitor exam a few days after the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March. I was so frustrated when this happened as I was only days away, and I spent the new few months worrying that they would never reschedule and that I would never be called to the Ontario Bar. Eventually, the LSO scheduled the exams online... More

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5 Tips Law Students Should Know for the Wine & Cheese Networking Event

June 12, 2017 - 1:29 pm

5 Tips Every Law Student Should Know for the Wine & Cheese Networking Event Pair up with someone. Talking in a pair or small group will make things easier, but make sure you pick someone who won’t dominate the conversation or you might not get a chance to participate. On the other hand, don’t be that person. Someone who talks non-stop about themselves comes across as arrogant and unaware of how to behave appropriately in social situations.   Drink whatever you want—just not too much of it! People to seem to get the idea that there is pressure to drink alcohol at these networking events. There is no pressure to drink alcohol. If you don’t drink then don’t drink—there will be water and soft drinks available... More

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7 Articling Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired

May 29, 2017 - 9:30 am

7 Articling Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired   You need to be able to convincingly answer the question, “Why this firm?” This may seem basic, but it is extremely important. Firms realize that you need to get an articling job somewhere—this is true of every student they interview. What they don’t know is which student is genuinely passionate about working at their specific firm. You must be able to give a compelling answer to the question “Why this firm?” in order to set yourself apart. Firms view articling students as an investment, and they want to invest in someone who is also invested in them—someone who is looking to stay on after articling and pursue a career there. You need to give the firm a reason... More

7 Tips for Articling Students: Make You and Your Work Stand Out

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 am

7 Tips for Articling Students: Make You and Your Work Stand Out The 2017–2018 articling term is fast approaching. While articling is an amazing opportunity to learn and explore your interests, it is also a stressful time that strikes fear into the hearts of newly graduated law students. Articling involves the combined pressure of needing to learn how to do everything, while also needing to market yourself as an asset to the firm in order to get a coveted associate position. The following seven tips will help you standout over the next ten months, so that you can successfully launch yourself into that first-year associate position.   Bring a notepad with you everywhere you go. You never know when you will be called into an... More

UPCOMING ONTARIO BAR EXAMS DATES


Barrister Exam: June 1-4 and 8-11, 2021  |  Solicitor Exam: June 22–25 and June 29-July 2, 2021