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Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Writing On-site Versus Writing Remotely

March 18, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Writing On-site Vs. Writing Remotely Writing the exam in 2020 remotely seemed like a nightmare but... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: How Emond Resources Helped Me

March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   How Emond Resources Helped Me First of all, let me say thank you to the Emond crew for the Emond videos... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: My Advice To Students

February 17, 2021 - 11:23 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   My Advice To Students 2020 has been a year unlike any other. It has impacted every aspect of our lives... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Be Prepared, Not Scared!

February 4, 2021 - 12:27 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Be Prepared, Not Scared! I wrote the Barrister and Solicitor licensing examinations in July and August... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Managing My Time

January 21, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Managing My Time As a mom to a toddler during a pandemic, I was very nervous to write the Bar Exams... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely

January 7, 2021 - 11:28 am

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   Benefits of Writing the Exam Remotely Writing the Ontario Licensing Exams during COVID-19 was not all... More

Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: My Apprehensions and Writing Experience

December 17, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Presenting the Virtual Bar Exam Diaries: A series specifically written for students, by students. Each article outlines the author’s personal experience writing the Ontario Licensing exam virtually, and is full of insights and advice. Learn from their experiences and write the exam with greater confidence.   My Apprehensions and Writing Experience I wrote my Barrister Exam back in March 2020 but was impacted... More

Tips and Strategies for Studying at Home

May 11, 2020 - 10:04 am

At Emond Exam Prep we are dedicated to providing students with the support and resources they need to prepare for their professional licensing exams. During this period of uncertainty, you may be feeling anxious about preparing for your exams, which you will have to write on a date that is yet to be determined. The best way to handle this situation is to stay focused on the next stage in your career and to develop a study... More

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

How to Make the Most of Your 1L Year

August 21, 2018 - 2:44 pm

If you’re starting your first year of law school this fall, you might be feeling a mix of nervousness and excitement. And rightly so! You’re about to embark on a brand-new chapter in your life—one that will bring its own challenges and rewards. Your first year, or 1L, will involve meeting new people, reading, attending classes, more reading, familiarizing yourself with the law school environment, and finally, even... More

Get To Know The New ICCRC Exam

August 2, 2018 - 12:25 pm

If you’re preparing to write the ICCRC exam to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) next week, you’ve likely heard that the format of the exam has changed. The best way to maintain your confidence before exam day is to familiarize yourself with the new format. To help you do this, we’ve outlined the major differences and similarities between the old ICCRC exam and the new ICCRC exam.   What’s... 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

4 Ways to De-Stress After the Ontario Bar Exams

June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Weeks of studying and two 7-hour exams later, the Ontario bar exams are finally behind you. What now? Maybe you’ve already started articling and you’re headed back to work. Maybe you’ve got some free time before you start articling or attend the Law Practice Program later this summer. Either way, there’s one thing that you definitely should not be doing right now: stressing about your exam results. (Trust us –... 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

5 Strategies to Get Organized for the ICCRC Full Skills Exam

April 30, 2018 - 2:40 pm

If you’re getting ready to write the ICCRC Full Skills Exam (FSE), you’re probably busy preparing materials to bring to the exam with you. These might include your IPP notes, textbooks, excerpts of immigration law statutes, and/or other immigration law texts. As you prepare these materials, remember that they will be more useful if they are well-organized and easy to navigate. During the exam, you don’t want to... More

7 Essential Tips for Surviving Your First Year at Law School

September 18, 2017 - 1:20 pm

1. There is no “syllabus week” Syllabus week was that glorious week in undergrad where you went to class every day only to get handed a syllabus, sit for an introduction, and leave 30 minutes later. Unfortunately, this summer bonus week doesn’t exist in law school. Law school starts on the very first day. In fact, many of your professors will send you readings the week before your first classes. Take these readings... More

How to Successfully Study for the Ontario P1 Paralegal Licensing Exam

June 26, 2017 - 11:16 am

How to Successfully Study for the Ontario P1 Paralegal Licensing Exam Preparing for the Paralegal Licensing Exam is no small undertaking. The LSUC provides you with hundreds of pages of information that you need to know for the exam, and a list of competencies they expect you to possess as a paralegal. Trying to learn and understand all of this information in six weeks is a daunting task, but if you employ these study... More

5 Tips Law Students Should Know for the Wine & Cheese Networking Event

June 12, 2017 - 1:29 pm

5 Tips Every Law Student Should Know for the Wine & Cheese Networking Event Pair up with someone. Talking in a pair or small group will make things easier, but make sure you pick someone who won’t dominate the conversation or you might not get a chance to participate. On the other hand, don’t be that person. Someone who talks non-stop about themselves comes across as arrogant and unaware of how to behave... More

7 Articling Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired

May 29, 2017 - 9:30 am

7 Articling Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired   You need to be able to convincingly answer the question, “Why this firm?” This may seem basic, but it is extremely important. Firms realize that you need to get an articling job somewhere—this is true of every student they interview. What they don’t know is which student is genuinely passionate about working at their specific firm. You must... More

7 Tips for Articling Students: Make You and Your Work Stand Out

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 am

7 Tips for Articling Students: Make You and Your Work Stand Out The 2017–2018 articling term is fast approaching. While articling is an amazing opportunity to learn and explore your interests, it is also a stressful time that strikes fear into the hearts of newly graduated law students. Articling involves the combined pressure of needing to learn how to do everything, while also needing to market yourself as an asset... 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

How to Select and Benefit From a Bar Exam Preparation Course

May 20, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Thinking of registering for a bar exam preparation course but not sure which one to choose and whether it will be worth it? Below are six tips that will help you get the best bang for your buck. Do Your Research Not all bar exam preparation courses are created equal. There are a variety of options out there, and it is important to select a provider that is reputable, qualified, and trustworthy. Avoid companies... More

5 Myths About the Ontario Licensing Exams

May 5, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Make no mistake, preparing for the Ontario Licensing Exams can be a daunting task. However, don’t believe everything that you hear. These are 5 widespread myths that you may come across while gearing up for exam day. 1. You only need a week to study Although some people may be gifted with brilliance and a photographic memory that allows them to remember things after a single glance, this is not the case for most... More

7 Interesting Areas of Practice for Paralegals

August 21, 2015 - 3:30 pm

If you are studying to become a paralegal, or are about to write your P1 Paralegal Licensing Examination, you may be wondering, “what’s next?” Over the past few years, the LSO has been gradually expanding the authorized areas of practice for paralegals. The scope of practice for paralegals is outlined in subsection 6(2) of the LSO’s By-law 4. After passing the P1 Paralegal Licensing Exam, paralegals can represent... More

Make Your Study Breaks Productive With These 7 Strategies

July 20, 2015 - 12:04 pm

How many times have you planned to take a “quick" study break, only to find yourself binge-watching Netflix or cruising Pinterest hours later? Taking a study break doesn’t have to result in endless hours of procrastination. In fact, the right kind of break can have the opposite effect – recharging your brain, refreshing your body, and enhancing your studying. Your brain needs a break from studying every once in... More

UPCOMING ONTARIO BAR EXAMS DATES


Barrister Exam: June 1-4 and 8-11, 2021  |  Solicitor Exam: June 22–25 and June 29-July 2, 2021