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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: My Advice To Students

February 17, 2021 - 11:23 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 Advice To Students 2020 has been a year unlike any other. It has impacted every aspect of our lives, including how we would prepare for and write the Ontario Bar exams. I had graduated from law school in Spring 2018, and, rather than complete my Articles immediately, I secured a Policy job with the Canadian Federal Government. In 2019, I decided that it was time for me to try my hand at law. I applied for and was accepted... More

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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Be Prepared, Not Scared!

February 4, 2021 - 12:27 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.   Be Prepared, Not Scared! I wrote the Barrister and Solicitor licensing examinations in July and August 2020, respectively. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, I wrote both exams from home on my personal computer. The exams were different from prior years in the way that they were administered and in the way that they were presented. Instead of sitting in a large conference room with other writers, I... 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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Tips and Strategies for Studying at Home

May 11, 2020 - 10:04 am

At Emond Exam Prep we are dedicated to providing students with the support and resources they need to prepare for their professional licensing exams. During this period of uncertainty, you may be feeling anxious about preparing for your exams, which you will have to write on a date that is yet to be determined. The best way to handle this situation is to stay focused on the next stage in your career and to develop a study plan that will help you reach it. When the time comes, it is important to be ready to write your licensing exams and to move forward with the goals you have set for yourself. In order to enhance your preparation, here are some tips on how to utilize your study time effectively. The following includes general tips as well... More

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Top 5 Study Resources For The Paralegal Licensing Exam

July 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm

The next paralegal licensing exam is less than a month away! As it approaches, make sure to make the most of readily available resources. Although your LSO materials are undoubtedly the most important study resource, there are several supplementary tools that can help you prepare for the exam. Here are the top five resources that we’ve identified as most useful for prospective paralegals:   1. Emond’s Exam Preparation Manual The Comprehensive P1 Exam Preparation Manual is your ultimate guide to the paralegal licensing exam. The manual contains details about the exam format, rules for exam writers, and various study aids like our sample study schedule. The manual also provides an introduction to Emond’s paralegal exam preparation... More

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4 Ways to De-Stress After the Ontario Bar Exams

June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Weeks of studying and two 7-hour exams later, the Ontario bar exams are finally behind you. What now? Maybe you’ve already started articling and you’re headed back to work. Maybe you’ve got some free time before you start articling or attend the Law Practice Program later this summer. Either way, there’s one thing that you definitely should not be doing right now: stressing about your exam results. (Trust us – refreshing your email won’t make your results come faster.) For the next 6-8 weeks, try and put the bar exams out of your mind. Now that they’re over, you can devote your energy towards those aspects of your life that might have been put on hold while you were studying. Here are four ways you can keep your mind off the... More

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How to Successfully Study for the Ontario P1 Paralegal Licensing Exam

June 26, 2017 - 11:16 am

How to Successfully Study for the Ontario P1 Paralegal Licensing Exam Preparing for the Paralegal Licensing Exam is no small undertaking. The LSUC provides you with hundreds of pages of information that you need to know for the exam, and a list of competencies they expect you to possess as a paralegal. Trying to learn and understand all of this information in six weeks is a daunting task, but if you employ these study tips, you’ll be ready for exam day.   Know how you will be tested An effective first step in preparing for the exam is to consider what you will be tested on, and how. The sheer volume of materials paralegal candidates get from LSUC can be anxiety inducing. Many students ask, “How can I possibly learn all... More

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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