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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The following is a sample list of (recent) references who took the CAL BAR program to pass the bar. There is a mixture of FIRST-TIME, REPEAT, and DISTANCE LEARNING EXAMINEES. Each of these can provide different perspective regarding the “Do’s & Don’ts” of bar preparation. REPEAT applicants, for example, may help you to identify study habits to avoid – and FIRST-TIME applicants may help you to identify those skills that made the difference for them the first time in order to avoid repeating the bar.




Aaron Flores: 949-244-0851

Ali Hinsche: 310-913-3181 (I helped Ali pass the CA, IL, NY & FL bars – each on her first attempt) Ali worked with me in-person and thru Distance Learning.

Makram Gharib: 626-975-6809

Chaune Williams: 310-938-5752 (Following the bar, Chaune was chosen by the Committee/Bar Examiners to be a Grader)

Jeffrey Levenson: 805-446-3040; 818-421-5420

Adrian Hoppes: 916-715-6514

Tanya Ellis: 916-833-3205

Nathaniel Willson: 530-509-1789 – Distance Learning

Joy Bertrand: 414-687-4932




Tyler Jahnke: 916-915-2576

Justin Barrell: 916-392-3477

Tony Tyre: 626-309-7687

Rabhika Belagi: 201-710-0932

Kelly Matney: 909-576-8246

Tammy Mercado: 925-413-7084

Larry Gund: 818-970-3300

Mark Ely: 916-952-4777

Greg Gallo: 950-269-5142

Annabelle Robertson: 404-421-6112 – Distance Learning



Please view a whole host of written testimonials – in addition to many other references to compliment those, above also posted on the website.

Having specialized in customizing programs for bar applicants over the past nearly 40 years, it is easy to empathize with your need to succeed. Having a historical perspective re those key skills necessary to achieve a passing standard has been instrumental in teaching applicants how to succeed. Avoiding key mistakes in addition to the recognition of long-standing patterns promoted by the Bar are usually at the core of passing.


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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Thank You For Your TestimonialI am writing to thank you for all the help you gave me while I was preparing for this past February's bar examination. I know I couldn't have done it without you.
 E. Ericson

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