READY TO FINALLY
PASS THE BAR EXAM?
MAXIMIZE POINTS ON THE WRITTEN PORTION OF THE BAR EXAM
TO MAKE UP FOR THE POINTS YOU WERE SHORT THE FIRST TIME.
If you are reading this page, chances are you know you will make an excellent attorney if you could only pass the bar exam. This may be your second or third time taking the bar exam.
If you are like many who are prepping for the bar exam again, you are doubting in your ability to pass. And embarrassed because everyone around you is passing the bar, even those who only studied for 3 weeks.
Despite working hard, you may be frustrated because you keep falling short. You wonder when it will be your time to pass. You may be drained emotionally and physically. You may be feeling as if you can’t start living your life until you put the bar exam behind you.
I understand. AND IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.
If this has been your experience with the bar exam so far, you're probably going to want to keep reading because there is a better way to conquer the bar exam.
Are you wishing…
➜ Everyone would stop asking you, “How did it go on the bar?”
➜ You could feel confident and calm going into the exam.
➜ You could feel ready to tackle ANY bar exam essay and performance test on the bar.
➜ You could not run out of time on the essays and performance tests.
➜ You could celebrate with your family and friends that you passed the bar!
➜ You could come out of hiding, let go of the shame, and finally go back to having a social life!
➜ You could finally become the licensed attorney you’ve worked so hard to become.
➜ You could put the bar exam behind you once and for all and start living your life!
Hi! I’m Yohanna Romero Baca. I help individuals who are struggling to pass the bar exam put this exam behind them so that they can start working as licensed attorneys and living the life they want!
I passed the bar exam in 3 states after failing it the first time. In overcoming this challenge, I discovered that THE PROBLEM IS...
Your main bar prep course and other resources focus too much on the MBE and not enough on the written portion of the exam.
You end up spending too much of your study time memorizing rules instead of on the thing that is going to make a difference in your score - understanding the rules.
Finally, they don't help you remove the roadblocks that are holding you back.
THE BAR PREP SYSTEM IS FLAWED.
Statistics nationwide tell the same story. According to the NCBEX, in 2019, only 58% of bar exam takers nationwide passed the bar exam. How can it be possible 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.
If you are like most individuals who are struggling to pass the bar exam, you may be spending long hours memorizing rules and trying to reach an 85% accuracy rate on the MBE.
You see everyone around you doing this so you believe it is what you have to do to pass.
Doing these two things keeps you from spending time on the things that will actually make a difference in your score - stuyding to understand the rules and improving your answers on the written portion of the bar exam.
Whether you've tried to follow the bar prep course to a tee or make it your own, you may still not know how to properly study for the bar exam because no one has showed you how.
Memorizing rules does not get you to a place of understanding. Outlines are too disjointed.
Additionally, bar prep courses don't provide the right guidance for the written portion of the exam. They give you model answers as a guide which does not translate into improving your own answers.
This is why many JD grads are struggling to pass the bar exam.
Without even knowing it, they end up focusing on things that won't actually help them get a passing score.
Spending most of your time on the MBE’s is the wrong strategy. After all, the written portion of the exam accounts for 50% of your score.
Memorizing rules is also the wrong strategy because bar examiners want to see that you understand the rules and are ready to go out into the world as a practicing attorney.
They are not testing how good your memory is.
If you don’t figure this out, you will stay stuck as a JD grad struggling to pass the bar exam.
I’m not suggesting you burn your bar prep books or ignore the multiple-choice. What I AM saying is your main bar prep course drops the ball when it comes to these two key areas.
This means YOU end up dropping the ball too without even knowing it.
If you don’t learn to study for the bar exam properly or improve your answers on the written portion, you end up leaving serious points on the table.
These very points can be the ones to get you a passing score.
Studying to understand the law and improving your answers on the written portion pays off.
If you study to understand the law, your score will improve on both the MBE and the essays. On the MBE, you will recognize the nuances in the law when you've boiled it down to two answers. On the essays, you will issue spot quickly and finish in the allotted time.
Improving your answers on the written portion of the bar exam pays off because there are just too many variables on the multiple-choice that are outside of your control. On the essays, you have the power to craft and draft a high scoring answer.
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 spending long hours studying, I did not pass. I was embarrassed. I didn’t understand where I had gone wrong. I felt I let down my family and my boss at the law firm where I worked.
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. In this program, you will learn the ELEVATE YOUR IRAC Method.
My promise to you is that after learning this method, you will improve your answers on the written portion to get a much-needed BOOST in your score on the essays and performance test so that you can finally pass the bar exam.
IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY EARNING THE MOST POINTS ON THE ESSAYS AND PERFORMANCE TEST, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.
It is the best supplement to everything you are doing to prepare for the MBE's.
After completing this program…
➜ “How did it go on the bar?” will no longer be a question you hate to hear!
➜ You will easily show bar exam graders you are ready to go out into the world as a practicing attorney.
➜ You will have the confidence you need going into the exam.
➜ You will feel ready to tackle ANY bar exam essay and performance test bar examiners throw your way.
➜ You won’t be running out of time on the essays and performance tests.
➜ You will celebrate with your family and friends that you passed the bar!
➜ You will come out of hiding, let go of the shame, and finally go back to having a social life!
➜ You will finally pass the bar exam so that you can become the licensed attorney you’ve worked so hard to become.
➜ You will put the bar exam behind you once and for all!
➜ You will start living your life!
If you are struggling to pass the bar exam, book a 15-minute Strategy Session with me.
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 in 2020 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 test. 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!
Using this method, Sierra passed the July 2020 North Carolina and 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!
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. 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. If you keep leaving points on the table on each essay and performance test, you will continue as a struggling bar exam taker.
What's included in the program?
The Program is an 8-week hybrid program where you will learn the 3-step Elevate Your IRAC method.
If you aren't already earning the most points on each essay and performance test, this course is for you.
It is the best way to supplement the hours you spend preparing for the MBE.
THE ELEVATE YOUR IRAC METHOD IS THE BEST AND FASTEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR SCORE 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, boost your score on the written portion of the bar exam, so that you can stop falling short on points.
If you are a bar exam taker who is overwhelmed with the bar prep process, this program can help you become a confident bar exam taker and ultimately, a licensed attorney.
My program is fully booked for the July 2021 bar exam. 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.
The hybrid program consists of the following:
➜ One-on-one coaching with me (2 hours total)
➜ One Jumpstart Workshop (held on a weekend)
➜ Group coaching calls with me every week (1 hour/week)
➜ Detailed feedback on essays and performance tests
➜ Interactive studying with like-minded individuals going through the same experience (optional)
➜ Accountability to keep you on track
➜ Mindset coaching
I will guide you through the Elevate Your IRAC method as I've done with the students I've helped pass the bar exam.
I can't wait to get started!
During the 8 weeks, I will mentor and coach you to:
Get Crystal Clear on Your Study Method: During our 1:1 session, we will review your study method and study schedule.
Start Removing Roadblocks That are Holding You Back: During the Jumpstart Workshop, you will learn tools to start removing the roadblocks that may be holding you back.
Elevate Your IRAC: This is where you will learn how to communicate effectively in writing to impress bar exam graders and maximize points.
Refine Your Answers to MPT's and Essays: This is where the magic happens! Every week, I will give you detailed feedback to practice essays and MPTs so you can Elevate Your IRAC to a new level. Each week will build on the previous week so that every week you are moving closer and closer to achieving your goal.
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 North Eastern University
“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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are the sessions?
The group sessions are 1 hour long, once a week. The two 1:1 sessions are an hour long for a combined total of 2 hours. The Jumpstart Workshop is a one-day workshop (5 hours).
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, you will learn the Elevate Your IRAC method - how to study properly, how to communicate effectively in writing, and how to work on your frame of mind.
How many students are in each session?
The Group Sessions are anywhere from 2-4 individuals.
Didn't I already learn how to IRAC in law school?
Yes! You did learn to IRAC in law school. In this program, you will learn to take your IRAC to new levels to get more points. With my feedback, you will see your answers improve week after week. By week 6, you will see a significant improvement in your answers. Towards the end of the 8-week program, I will barely need to provide feedback because your answers will already be transformed to new levels!
On what platform and the sessions conducted?
All video calls will be on Zoom. I will send you a link before our calls.
For which bar exam does this program work?
This program works for UBE states AND state bar exams. (A program for individuals taking the California bar exam is coming soon.)
BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL FEEL...
More than ready and excited to tackle the ANY essay and performance test because you will have learned a method that can be implemented on any essay and performance test bar examiners throw your way.
Confident and calm on Day 1 of the bar exam because you will have a method for writing concise answers to bar exam essays and the performance tests that will yield high points.
Certain you are worthy of becoming the attorney you were meant to be.
Excited to see your name on the PASS list!