I Keep Failing the Bar Exam . . .
Is Somebody Trying to Tell Me Something?
If you have ever taken the bar exam and failed it one, two or more times, I am sure you have questioned whether or not you should be an attorney; whether or not you should figure out another career to pursue; whether you will ever pass the bar exam; whether you should have gone to law school at all! The truth of the matter is that these are all legitimate questions. But the other truth of the matter is that none of the answers to those questions matter. You have embarked on the journey to become a licensed attorney. You must complete the journey . . . period . . . end of story. You can’t give up! You have invested too much time and money into this venture called becoming a lawyer. Even if law ends up not being your calling in life . . . even if law school was not the right graduate school of choice, none of it matters! You have to pass the bar no matter how long it takes or how many attempts you must make. If you don’t finish the journey, you will always regret it.
I took the bar exam 8 times over a period of 9 years. I got married and had 3 of my kids before I was finally able to pass the exam. Frustrating? Absolutely! Low points? Lots of them! Passing the bar? Sweet Victory! You can do it! Don’t give up the fight, as Bob Marley says. You have to keep pushing and striving to achieve what is rightfully yours . . . a bar license to practice law. Don’t let your state bar of law examiners deny you what you have invested so much of your time and money into. You can do it! Don’t let anything stop you from completing the journey!