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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Like life or health insurance, it is often advisable to purchase “bar insurance” depending on your test-taking needs. Here, it is key to assess your individual strengths and weaknesses given the need to perform at a statewide bar-passing standard for the MBE and writing section of the exam.

If you elect to take a bar review course, there are a host of strategies you can adopt: these include the usual “one-size-fits-all” or specialized MBE or writing programs.

Here, at Cal Bar, we adapt the program to fit either strategy. Applicants may take this as their exclusive program – or – adapt its MBE or writing methodologies to fit their more generic approach. Cost is therefore specific to each applicant’s test-taking needs – and additionally available to each applicant is a “pay-it-forward” discount.

Most importantly, the personalized one-to-one component of the Cal Bar program is available to all students regardless of their overall preparation strategy. In this way, the test-taking methodologies you learn serve as “insurance” in enabling you to prioritize and integrate them into your overall preparation strategy.

Unpretentiously, our nearly 40 years of experience counts in helping to guide you to success as you navigate the host of known and often unforeseeable challenges that are inevitable in preparing and working to pass the bar exam.

Whatever your testing needs, we would be delighted to help you identify and address them in working with you to put the test behind you.

Whether in-person or remotely, we look forward to helping you succeed.


Paul Pfau © 2016 All Rights Reserved

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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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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