PASS THE BAR EXAM WITH A SIMPLE AND PROVEN METHOD YOU CAN USE ON THE ESSAYS AND PERFORMANCE TESTS
...LEARN HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR IRAC TO NEW LEVELS WITH SOMEONE WHO WENT FROM FAILING THE BAR EXAM TO PASSING IT 3 STATES BY DOING JUST THAT!
IF YOU WANT TO FINALLY PASS THE BAR EXAM,
YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO IGNORE THE WRITTEN PORTION AGAIN.
Elevate Your IRAC is my new Signature Program designed for hard-working, driven JD grads who are struggling to pass the bar exam. It is an 8-week program designed to help you maximize points on the written portion of the bar exam.
Learn quickly how to earn more points on each essay and performance test so that you can boost your score on the written portion of the bar exam and FINALLY pass!
You are ready to start studying for the bar exam again and serious about passing this time. AND you already know that you left points on the table on the essays and performance tests. This means, you also know that if you want to pass the bar exam this time, you MUST learn how to earn more points on each answer to get a passing score.
...figuring out how to earn more points on each essay and performance test is hard!
➜ Read model answers and tried to use them as a guide.
➜ Submitted to your bar prep course a few essays and performance tests only to get generalized feedback back.
➜ Outlined answers hoping it will all come together on bar exam day since you already are a decent writer.
➜ Outlined answers hoping it will all come together on bar exam day since you are NOT confident in your writing abilities but somehow you managed to pass law school finals so you should be ok.
➜ Ignored them (especially the performance tests) because it was too overwhelming, they took too long, and they were hard to finish. After all, you have a lot of ground to cover and no time!
By now, you may have realized this was not the best strategy.
YOU NEED TO SCORE MORE POINTS ON EACH ESSAY AND PERFORMANCE TEST...and that means learning how to up-level your IRAC'ing skills.
Hi! I’m Yohanna Romero Baca. I help JD grads who are struggling to pass the bar exam become licensed attorneys.
I passed the bar exam in 3 states after failing it the first time by leveraging the written portion of the bar exam. I'm on a mission to share with you what I learned in the process so you too can conquer the bar exam and become the licensed attorney you dream of becoming.
If I’ve come to a singular purpose in my career, it’s to help JD grads communicate effectively in writing so they can earn more points on each essay and performance test and pass. It’s the skill of helping JD grads find clarity and lose the rest. It’s giving them the power of good writing because in law and in life, it’s the power to change minds, to make a living, and sometimes to even save lives.
Don't worry, with the right guidance, elevating your IRAC can be simple!
My dream is to help hundreds of JD grads elevate their IRAC so they can pass the bar exam and support themselves and their families as licensed attorneys.
If you are like most of my clients before they start working with me, then you probably feel frustrated and emotionally and physically drained.
You may have even decided to stay off social media for a while because seeing everyone's posts on LinkedIn and Instagram celebrating their success on the bar exam and their new job at a law firm, leaves you feeling worse (even if you are happy for them).
No matter what you did last time, you are not alone!
The problem is bar prep courses drop the ball when it comes to the written portion of the bar exam. Which means, YOU end up dropping the ball without even knowing it. I understand. The same thing happened to me.
Bar prep courses are the very reason you failed the bar exam. Yes, you read that right. They sell the idea that you will pass the bar exam if only you complete the course.
BUT if that were the case, why are bar exam takers failing the bar exam in such high numbers? According to the NCBE, in 2019, only 58% of bar exam takers nationwide passed the bar exam.
THE REALITY IS...THE BAR PREP SYSTEM IS FLAWED.
How can it be that so many are struggling to pass the bar exam even after successfully graduating from law school, completing bar prep courses, and spending hours on MBE apps with fancy algorithms?
It’s not your fault.
This is why your bar prep course didn't work for you and a huge percentage of bar exam takers:
It doesn't show you how to study for the bar exam (the right way). You end up thinking you have to memorize every rule in the big box of books they give you. You end up wasting a lot of time.
It doesn't provide enough guidance when it comes to 50% of the bar exam -- the written portion. It only gives you model answers and general feedback on a few essays and performance tests. This does not translate into you improving your OWN answers. It leaves you ignoring the written portion of the bar exam until it's too late because it seems too hard and takes too much time. Or it leaves you only reading/outlining answers instead of writing them out. All in all, you end up going into day 1 of the bar exam UNDERPREPARED and lacking the confidence (even if you consider yourself a decent writer). It is no wonder you freeze, freak out, and run out of time.
It doesn't show you how to remove the roadblocks that are holding you back.
The second time around, too many struggling bar exam takers assume they are struggling NOT because the bar prep system is flawed but because the bar exam is hard and they ran out of time to complete their bar prep course.
This leaves them doing more of the same the next time. BUT year after year, they end up with the same results.
If the path to success on the bar exam were doing more of the same, there would be way more successful repeat bar exam takers.
You don't want to fall into this trap.
It happened to me also.
After graduating from The George Washington School of Law, I signed up for one of the main bar prep courses. I followed it to a tee. Despite long hours studying, making flashcards, memorizing rules, reading outlines, and watching lectures, I did not pass the bar exam the first time. I was devastated and embarrassed. I didn’t understand where I had gone wrong.
This is when I realized I had to take matters into my own hands and do things differently. I knew I couldn’t do more of the same and expect different results.
✔ I changed the way I studied. I moved away from memorization and studied to understand the rules.
✔ I focused on improving my answers on the written portion.
✔ And I worked on removing the roadblocks that were holding me back.
My method worked so well that I went on to pass the bar exam in Maryland the next time around. Two years later, I used the method again to pass the bar exam in Florida. Two years after that, I used it again to pass the bar exam in Texas.
Now it’s the method the individuals I help are using to pass.
My coaching program was born out of my experience with the bar exam the first time.
The good news is...
There IS a better way to prepare for the bar exam. Learning how to improve your answers on the written portion of the bar exam is the fastest way to go from struggling bar exam taker to licensed attorney.
You have more CONTROL over your score in the essays and performance tests. You are not at the mercy of the multiple-choice. There are just too many variables on the multiple-choice that are outside of your control.
You have the POWER to draft a high-scoring answer.
You have the POWER to show bar exam graders you are ready to go out into the world as a practicing attorney. After all, this is what they need to see before they license you.
You have the POWER to leverage the written portion to your advantage to boost your score and pass.
You have the POWER to impress bar exam graders with your lawyering and writing skills. It is the only section of the bar exam that is not graded by a computer so you can do that.
IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY EARNING THE MOST POINTS ON THE ESSAYS AND PERFORMANCE TESTS, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.
It supplements everything you are doing to prepare for the MBE's.
THE COLD HARD TRUTH IS:
If you have an MBE score in the 120's (or below) and you don't work to improve your score on the essays and performance tests, you will HAVE TO raise your MBE score to the 150's or 160's if you want to pass. AND let's be honest, you wouldn't be here if you were confident you could raise your MBE score to 160. I know I couldn't.
Earning more points on each essay and performance test doesn't have to be hard.
You don't need to be an award-winning writer to maximize points on the written portion of the bar exam.
You just need better guidance than what you've received so far from your bar prep course and 1L legal research and writing class.
This is why I created the Elevate Your IRAC program.
Imagine a reality where...
➜ “How did it go on the bar?” is no longer a question you hate to hear!
➜ You no longer have to rely on unrealistic model answers as a guide because you have a better system for crafting a high-scoring answer.
➜ You write a cohesive and organized answer in the allotted time.
➜ You feel ready to tackle ANY bar exam essay and performance test bar examiners throw your way.
➜ You issue spot with confidence and ease.
➜ You no longer freeze, panic, or freak out when you are presented with an essay or performance test that seems hard.
➜ You no longer run out of time on the essays and performance tests.
➜ You see your name on the pass list when results are posted and celebrate with your family and friends!
➜ You come out of hiding, let go of the shame, and finally go back to having a social life!
➜ You get the attorney position at the law firm or in-house counsel department or government job!
➜ You have the ability to support your family!
➜ You start paying off your law school loans!
➜ You start saving to buy your dream car and house!
This can all be possible for you if you Elevate Your IRAC.
After coaching clients one-on-one, I want to help more struggling bar exam takers in a group setting. I created a NEW group program and limiting enrollment to only 20 spots total.
Save your spot now before I hit capacity.
ENROLL NOW TO GET FOUNDING MEMBER PRICE!
Passing the bar exam this time is about giving attention to the ONE area of the bar exam you more than likely ignored -- the written portion -- so that you can earn more points on each essay and performance test and finally pass.
If you are wondering if this method will work for you, I get it. But is doing more of the same and expecting different results the best strategy?
Check out how it worked for Angie R. who was struggling to pass the Massachusetts bar exam.
Before working with Angie, she too was doubting her ability to pass and unsure if this was the best method for her. She had tried it all. Now, she is one of the biggest fans of the Elevate Your IRAC method. She passed the October 2020 Massachusetts bar exam by changing the way she was studying and by boosting her score on the essays and performance tests. She increased her score on the written portion by 21 points and by 12 on the MBE. In fact, she even started applying everything she learned to her assignments at work and received two promotions while studying for the bar exam. She was recently offered an attorney position in the in-house counsel department where she's worked all along. She felt so confident and calm that she even became certified to teach Zumba a few weeks before the bar exam!
And how it worked for Sierra...
Using this method, Sierra not only passed the July 2020 North Carolina but also the February 2021 Hawai’i bar exam. She moved away from rote memorization and stopped ignoring the written portion of the bar exam. She shifted her focus to understanding the rules and the essays/performance tests where she had more control over her score. She wished she had learned the Elevate Your IRAC method sooner! In Sierra's words, "I was chasing rabbits on the MBEs when in fact, I was sitting on a pot of GOLD on the MEE and MPT." In the end, Sierra boosted her score by 12 points on the MBE and by 27 points on the written portion of the exam for a total score of 305 on the NC bar exam. She is now twice barred!
The essays and performance tests can be simple AND you can leverage them to boost your score and get over the line.
When you have the right guidance and you have a roadmap, maximizing points on the written portion of the bar exam can be simple.
You may be just 6 essays and 2 performance tests away from passing the bar exam if you learn a proven system for how to tackle them.
And you don't have to do thousands of practice essays and performance tests in the weeks before the bar exam or waste hours and hours learning how to be an award-winning writer.
The secret is knowing HOW to elevate your IRAC to new levels to leverage the written portion of the bar exam to your advantage.
That's what we will cover during our time together in Elevate Your IRAC.
What we will be covering in the 8 weeks
HOW TO STUDY FOR THE BAR EXAM (the right way).
- Why you can't memorize your way through the bar exam (and what to do instead).
- 8 game-changing studying techniques that help you break down the rules and understand them.
- A practical approach for conquering the bar exam.
HOW TO CRAFT A HIGH-SCORING ANSWER ON THE MEE AND MPT.
-A roadmap you can follow on any essay bar examiners throw your way.
- How to craft a high-scoring issue statement and rule paragraph.
- How to analyze the you-know-what out of the facts.
- How not to run out of time.
- How not to freeze when a question seems too hard.
HOW TO REMOVE ROADBLOCKS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK.
- How to stop procrastinating.
- How to stop feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
It's everything I wish I had known before taking the bar exam the first time. It's everything I know from passing 3 bar exams after failing it and teaching others how to do it also. I packaged it into a simple and easy-to-follow course so you can avoid making the same mistakes and fast-track your way to maximizing points on the written portion of the bar exam.
My promise to you is that after completing this program, you will impress bar exam graders with your answers and get a much-needed boost in your score on the written portion of the bar exam so that you can stop falling short on points.
It is the best SUPPLEMENT to the hours you spend preparing for the MBE.
I am taking applications for the February 2022 bar exam. I will be guiding a small group of qualified individuals through a unique process to learn and implement the Elevate Your IRAC method.
Are you thinking this is too difficult to learn? It is not. It is a simple method you can learn quickly to take your answers to another level. When done right, it can yield serious points on the bar exam.
Plus, investing the time and effort it takes to learn it pays off because the written portion of the bar exam accounts for 50% of your score.
And we all know that if you keep leaving points on the table on each essay and performance test, you will continue as a struggling bar exam taker.
Here's What You Will Get When You Join the Program:
➜ Weekly LIVE group calls
- 8 hours of live group calls over Zoom to get support, feedback, and ask your essay/performance test related questions.
- Modules where I walk you through how to study for the bar exam, how to answer essays, and how to answer MPT's.
➜ Detailed feedback on 8 essays and 4 performance tests
- This is where the magic happens. You will get DETAILED feedback on 8 essays (1 per week) and 4 performance tests (1 every other week) so that you learn how to improve your own answers. The feedback is UNLIKE the one provided by "big box" bar prep companies. I won't just tell you to "use the facts more" or to "apply the law to the facts." I will show you HOW to do it exactly. You will receive feedback on almost every sentence or paragraph.
➜ Interactive studying with like-minded individuals going through the same experience (optional)
- Access to my private Facebook group (optional) to get support any day, any time. You can also connect and form study groups with like-minded individuals who are on their own journey from struggling bar exam takers to licensed attorneys.
➜ Accountability to keep you on track
➜ Mindset coaching to help you remove the roadblocks that are holding you back.
I will guide you through the Elevate Your IRAC method as I've done with the students I've helped pass the bar exam.
Elevate Your IRAC is not cheap but it shows you how to get the results you want. It is not some $60 an hour bar exam tutor. It's also not $3,000 plus that a private coach would cost.
It's a one-of-a-kind 8-week group implementation program that provides all the training, tools, and support you need to feel empowered and confident answering essays and performance tests.
It's a small investment in yourself that pays huge dividends in your future. One that will pay you back for the rest of your life by letting you work as a licensed attorney.
It's exactly what I teach my one-on-one clients for much more.
After coaching clients one-on-one, I want to reach more struggling bar exam takers at once in a group setting.
BOOK A STRATEGY SESSION to see if this program is right for you.
**I am limiting enrollment to 20 individuals this time around.
This is what Angie had to say...
“Thanks to Coach Yohanna's method, I was able to raise my score significantly on the essays and performance test and pass the Massachusetts bar exam! Going into the exam, I had a method to implement that yielded me high points. I went from dreading the essays and performance test to enjoying them! I recommend her method to anyone who is feeling stuck. The only regret you will have is not learning the method!”
Massachusetts bar exam, October 2020
Graduate of Northeastern University
This is what Sierra had to say...
“I used the Elevate Your IRAC method to pass two bar exams. On the first one, I increased my overall score by 38 points! On the MEE and MPT, I increased my score by 26 points! My MBE score also went up by 12 points and I passed the NC bar exam with a 305! Before coming across the Elevate Your IRAC method, I had tried several popular bar prep courses out in the market today. This is unlike any other because you actually improve your own answers with Yohanna's detailed feedback. The other courses gave me negative feedback or feedback that was too general. None of them showed me how to actually improve my own answers. After learning the Elevate Your IRAC method, it became clear why I had not passed the first time. I was not studying correctly since I had been focusing on memorization. I also did not have a roadmap to implement on the essays and performance test so my answers were all over. And I was not in the right frame of mind. This course is comprehensive. Don't waste 8 weeks doing things that don't work. Her method works.”
University of Hawai'i
North Carolina bar exam, July 2020 and Hawai'i bar exam February 2021
This is what A. Henderson had to say...
I highly recommend Elevate Your IRAC! As a repeat bar exam taker, I relied heavily on popular “big box” bar prep companies. I realized I needed a more individualized approach and Yohanna was my answered prayer! Not only did Yohanna help me elevate my writing by walking me through a step-by-step approach to answering any MEE question but she also showed me the importance of understanding the law. Writing from a place of understanding and not memorization helped me be confident even if I did not remember a rule verbatim. I wish I had found the Elevate Your IRAC program much sooner but I am glad I found the program when I did. Yohanna also made herself available to me 24/7 and never hesitated to check in with me to make sure I was scheduling time for my mental, physical, and emotional health.
New York bar exam, July 2021
This is what M. Jackson had to say...
I'm so glad I found Yohanna! My first time studying for the bar exam I would do anything possible to avoid the Multistate essays. I didn't feel confident about my writing ability in law school and the format my bar prep service was teaching wasn't working for me. Within a few weeks of working with Yohanna, I had a completely different outlook. I felt confident because I knew how to break down questions into simpler pieces and apply the law almost like a formula. She's great at teaching you how to organize your writing in a way that becomes automatic. Now I approach questions knowing exactly what to expect and it removed so much of the anxiety around the essays. Yohanna gives priceless feedback and I've only seen my Multistate essays get better since working with her. I appreciate how she doesn't try to completely change your writing study but rather focuses on how to make your own writing more clear and concise for your bar exam grader. The amount of time I spent working on my MEE and MPT questions reduced drastically the more that I did practice questions and implemented her feedback. It didn't take long for me to start reaping the benefits of working with Yohanna and see a huge difference in my study habits.
Washington, D.C. bar exam, July 2021
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this program for?
This program is for hard-working, driven individuals who are serious about passing the bar exam this time. It is designed for anyone taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). It will work for other state bars but we will be using UBE practice questions. It is for anyone who knows they need to supplement everything they are doing on the MBE's and who knows they aren't receiving the right guidance on the written portion.
How will I boost my score on the written portion of the bar exam?
You will learn what main bar prep courses don't show you how to do. You will learn how to study properly for the bar exam. You will learn a roadmap you can implement on every bar exam essay. You will learn how to issue spot. You will learn how to analyze facts. You will learn how to approach the performance tests so as to not run out of time. Every week, will build on the next so that by the end of the program you are ready to boost your score on exam day.
How do the Group Sessions work?
The Program is a hybrid method of bar exam coaching exclusively focused on the written portion of the bar exam. During the Group Sessions and video modules, you will learn the Elevate Your IRAC method - how to study for the bar exam properly, how to communicate effectively in writing, and how to work on your frame of mind.
The Group session are anywhere from 5 to 10 individuals. All video calls are on Zoom. You have a choice of joining calls on either Wednesday or Thursday at 5:00 PM, CST. I will send you the Zoom link before our calls.
I am super busy with all things bar exam. How much time will this take?
I know you are busy practicing hundreds of MBE questions, reading your outlines, and drilling your flashcards, etc., BUT how well did the time spent on these tasks work out for you the last time? If you want to earn more points on each essay and performance test, it will require you to invest time and effort. The good news is I designed this program to help you implement these strategies as quickly as possible so that by the end of the program you are ready for day 1 of the bar exam! The time you spend learning how to elevate your IRAC will pay off in your score.
Didn't I already learn how to IRAC in law school?
Yes! You did learn to IRAC in law school but if you are leaving points on the table on the written portion of the bar exam, what you already learned isn't enough. In this program, you will learn to take your IRAC to new levels to get a boost in your score. With my detailed feedback, you will see your answers improve significantly week after week. If you left points on the table on the essays and performance test, then you can benefit from elevating your IRAC to boost your score and pass.
Didn't I already spend enough money on law school, my bar prep course, flash cards, MBE app, outlines, and other resources?
Yes, you did! And these resources didn't help you get the results you want on the bar exam because they don't offer you the right support for the written portion. It is too hard for them to do in big volumes. In other words, they drop the ball on 50% of the bar exam which means you end up dropping the ball too without even knowing it. Think about how much more money you will have to spend having to take it again.
Isn't learning how to IRAC too hard?
Nope! You won't be learning how to become a Pulitzer Prize award-winning author. You will be learning how to communicate effectively in writing which is simple to learn with the right guidance.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE...
You can waste precious time and effort trying to figure this all out by yourself OR you can invest in learning a proven method for maximizing points on each essay and performance test.
What will it be?
What are you waiting for?
Enroll in Elevate Your IRAC before the spots are filled up!