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Pass the CHRP/CHRL Employment Law Exam: A Three-Step Strategy

August 19, 2019 - 11:59 am

Writing a multiple-choice exam is more challenging than most people think, particularly when you face hundreds of questions, limited time to answer them in, and have the added pressure of it being a licensing exam. But there is an effective strategy to get you through the CHRP/CHRL Employment Law Exam; that strategy is based upon preparation, planning, and practice. These three strategies for success have been formulated... More

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... More

So You Failed a Bar Practice Exam. What Next?

May 23, 2018 - 11:30 am

“Practice makes perfect."  We’ve heard this saying countless times. But have you ever practiced over and over again only to see minimal improvement? Don’t feel discouraged! Practice is seldom just about repeating the same actions and techniques, it’s more often about evaluating our practice performance. So, if you’ve recently written a practice exam for the Ontario bar exams and your results weren’t perfect... More

Four Common Indexing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

May 4, 2017 - 9:19 am

There isn’t one “right” way to go about indexing for the licensing exams. Some students choose to make their own indices from scratch, some use old indices, some purchase indices, and some make or update indices with a group. However, no matter what your method, there are four common mistakes that can sabotage efficiency and accuracy. Follow these tips to ensure your indices won’t let you down on exam day.   Mistake... More

8 Tips and Tricks for Passing the Paralegal Licensing Exam

July 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

When a high school teacher announces that an upcoming test is going to be open-book, the class generally erupts into cheers because they think they don’t have to study. The same cannot be said about the LSUC’s new expanded Paralegal Licensing Exam. Open-book exams are often more rigorous, detailed, and tricky than closed-book exams because they don’t just test your ability to memorize and regurgitate information... More

Indexing 101: What Are Indices and Why Do I Need Them?

May 21, 2015 - 11:41 am

I remember my reaction the first time I laid eyes on the licensing materials from the Law Society: the nausea, the panic, the utter terror that I had to memorize seemingly endless pages of information. “But not really,” I was told by my peers who had already taken the bar exams. “You just have to rely on indices.” I had no idea what indices were, and maybe you don’t know what indices are either. I’ll explain... More

10 Surprising LSUC Rules to Know for Exam Day

May 14, 2015 - 10:10 am

With the LSUC Paralegal Licensing and Bar Exam dates quickly approaching, you may be starting to feel anxious about exam day, and wondering how you will prepare. Your first steps should be to develop a personalized study schedule, review the required competencies, research effective study strategies, and practise maximizing your time on an exam. You should also make time to read the rules for exam day outlined on the... More

10 Rules You Need to Know to Pass Your Law School Exams

May 7, 2015 - 9:10 am

The summer before I started at Osgoode Hall Law School, I received a law school preparation book, which advised me to apologize in advance to my friends and family for my behaviour during exam time. I had been amused by this tidbit of law school humour. Several months later however, in the midst of a stressful, sleepless, emotional exam haze, both I and my family came to fully understand the seriousness of that suggestion... More

Exam Writing Strategy: Play to your Strengths

March 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm

A key component of writing your Ontario licensing exam is endurance. When you are writing, it is important that you keep moving and do your best to avoid getting flustered or stuck on a single question. On the Ontario Bar Exams, there are approximately 240 questions per exam (120 questions per 3.5 hour period). This means that you have about 1 minute and 45 seconds to answer each question, so every moment counts. One... More

5 Strategies to Avoid Running Out of Time on the Bar Exam

March 19, 2015 - 8:10 pm

In an open book exam, effective time management is one of the most critical components of success, and can make or break your mark. Many factors contribute to your time management, including discipline, knowledge of exam content, organization/length of your reference materials, and your level of stress. Here are five simple tips to ensure that you avoid running out of time on the bar exam. 1. Have a plan The Ontario... More

UPCOMING ONTARIO BAR EXAMS DATES

Barrister Exam: Tuesday, November 5, 2019  |  Solicitor Exam: Tuesday, November 19, 2019