Posts Categorized: Bar Exam Coaching

Inspiration and Encouragement at the Bar Exam Coaching Kickoff Reception

On November 29th, over 20 bar applicants and volunteer coaches gathered to kick off the Bar Exam Coaching Program ahead of the February Massachusetts bar exam. The BBA’s Coaching Program matches volunteer coaches with bar applicants to provide encouragement and accountability in the weeks leading up to the exam. Over 90% of the bar applicants participating in the program this winter are repeat applicants. At the Kickoff, applicants heard from two successful lawyers who provided their advice for tackling the exam again. Chief Justice Angela Ordoñez (Massachusetts Probate & Family Court), who was instrumental in starting this program and who has been dedicated to mentorship initiatives throughout her career, shared her insight into the bar exam and urged the applicants to stay positive and diligent over the next few months. The Kickoff attendees also heard from Eunice Aikins-Afful, a recent bar admittee who participated in the program with her coach, Kate Cook (BBA Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Co-Chair). Eunice described her experience studying while also working full-time and the steps she took to successfully prepare for the July exam. We wish all of the February bar applicants good luck as they begin to prepare for the exam.

For anyone taking the February 2018 bar exam who wishes to sign up for the program, please complete this online information form.

Taking the Massachusetts Bar Exam in February 2018? Sign-Up for Bar Coaching

The BBA invites those taking the Massachusetts Bar Exam in February 2018 to sign-up for our Bar Exam Coaching Program. We know you’ve got the academic part of your bar prep under control, but let us help out with the mental, emotional, and practical preparation. We are ready to connect you with attorney-coaches from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to offer guidance on time management, effective study techniques, and stress management. Our program is designed for those retaking the bar exam in February 2018. However, if you are a first-time exam taker and believe this program will benefit you, you can let us know on the sign-up form.

To sign-up for the program, please fill out this online information form.

Last week, we caught up with Kate Cook (BBA Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Co-Chair) on the success of her match, a repeat bar applicant who passed the July exam. You can read that story here.