When you commit to the CBTR Process you help ensure that your test taking skills - including a confident, positive attitude - meet the bar preparation and performance standards necessary to pass the bar on your next attempt. We will work together to meet that challenge. 

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Whatever your situation, CBTR's goal is that you must pass the next examination because you cannot afford to do otherwise. 

  • For the Law Student, study techniques are developed that will enable you to integrate class notes, case briefs, horn book information and commercial outlines into a single Issue-Clustering flow chart that will effectively serve your issue-spotting needs on an essay examination. 
  • You are taught the paced and disciplined skills that have been proven to lead to superior examination results and to avoid the kind of anxiety and stress-related "last-minute cramming" approaches typically associated with law school exams. 
  • Tutoring to improve essay writing skills, objective test preparation and research and term paper writing instruction is also available.



MOST PROVEN TUTORIAL BAR REVIEW PROGRAM with 40 years of established examination techniques and consistently high passage rates.

A CONFIDENCE-BUILDING, focused, detailed, hands-on approach in all phases of your instruction by the program director himself.


INSTRUCTOR has spent the last 40 years dedicated to helping students pass the California Bar Exam.

HIS PROVEN exam techniques have been successfully utilized by Bar Candidates of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys' Senior Law Clerk Program.

YOUR REVIEW PROGRAM is specifically designed to fit your bar needs, regardless of whether you are a hard-core Repeater or a First Time Taker.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED to discuss the Cal Bar tutorial process with previous enrollees. References available upon request.

THE CAL BAR TUTORIAL CLASS PACKAGE includes unlimited one-to-one personalized attention, small formal classes and course materials. Limited class enrollment ensures individual, personalized attention.

Ask about our CALIFORNIA PRACTICE SEMINAR PACKAGE for all enrollees and new admittees - Full personalized course to introduce you to the nuts and bolts of your new legal practice.

LET'S POSITIVELY WORK TOGETHER to get you past your next bar exam.

Personalized to fit your needs - class sessions are limited to no more than approximately 12 students and includes unlimited personalized attention.

A proven method of improving your Essay-issue spotting with the quick "Issue Clustering" Approach & Writing Style Technique, Mufti-State & Performance Examination Skills.

Held in a relaxed and low stress environment - easy access and close to major freeways.

Quality refreshments provided.

A total bar preparation program emphasizing a complete bar strategy based on your review needs.


Paul Pfau is a retired Los Angeles County deputy district attorney and the owner of Cal Bar Tutorial Review, which has been customizing bar review programs for 40 years. For more information about Cal Bar Tutorial Review, call (800) 348-2401 or (800) 783-6168. Web site: 

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Earn credit towards a FREE Course when you refer qualified candidates that enroll in the California Bar Tutorial & Review program - A common sense approach for raising your law school grades & passing the Bar Exam with an All-In-One-Common-Sense-Cost. Additional discounts may also be available for small groups or any charitable experience you may have contributed to others. As always, Cal Bar's policy is to pay it forward".

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Remote or distance learning is available for those students requesting it. This includes all materials, unlimited one-to-one, and even scheduled meetings.

Whether attending the live lecture or not, each student’s individual study schedule may be designed to fit the circumstances of the candidate. This is all-important in assuring the day-to-day structure necessary to succeed.

And, as a function of remote or distance learning, students may choose a comprehensive strategy that exclusively covers all three sections of the bar – or – one that is supplemental if the candidate is also working with other resources or programs.


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CA Bar Exam Facts

Statewide Test Results

First Time Takers
about 57.2% Fail 

Repeat Takers
about 77.1% Fail

All Takers
about 70.9% Fail

about 80.7% Fail

Still not sure you need help? View the full report.

Avoid a nightmare of bar exam failures. Call 1-800-783-6168 today!

CA Bar Exam Schedule

First Year Law Students

  • June 25, 2019
    Register by 5/15/2019

California Bar Exam

  • Feb 26, 27, 2019
    Register by 1/15/2019

Course Discounts

Note : This is our
40th Anniversary Year 
Also, there are accompanying discount opportunities because of this.

 Cal Bar’s “Pay It Forward” discount policy enables you to discount the cost of your individualized program if you have charitable experience in your background.

If you have no charitable experience, you may still qualify for a $1,000 discount from your totally personalized program – which includes old-fashioned one-on-one, materials, classes. Just ask.

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Earn credit towards a FREE Course when you refer qualified candidates that enroll in the California Bar Tutorial & Review program - A common sense approach for raising your law school grades & passing the Bar Exam with an All-In-One-Common-Sense-Cost.

As always, Cal Bar's policy is to "pay it forward". Learn How

More Success For Ali

Cal Bar is pleased to announce that Ali Hinsche continued her remarkable run of success in having just passed the Florida bar exam.

This was her 4th (count 'em: 1, 2, 3, 4) successful bar - on her 1st attempt-following California, New York and Illinois.

While Ali worked with Cal Bar for each state, she also owes her success to persistence, hard work, and in learning how to adapt and apply the Cal Bar test-taking systems to the requirements of each bar exam.

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