A higher power involved in bar passage

October 10, 2013
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Many law students likely pray that they pass the bar exam, but one attorney took it to another level after failing the test.

Alabama attorney Ida Tyree-Hyche – after retiring as an Army reserve officer – decided to become a lawyer. She failed the bar exam the first time she took it. Turning to the Man upstairs, Tyree-Hyche cited Christian devotions to help calm her nerves and focus. She claims in a new book that these devotions can help boost your success.

“Bar Studies Inspirations: Daily Christian Devotions for Bar Marathon from Start to Finish” is a “day-to-day guide for overcoming the fear of the bar exam so that students can truly test their knowledge and not their nerves,” according to a release on the book.

If you don’t feel liking spending $11.95 on the book, you could read online Anna Rapa’s Christian meditations to recite in the days prior to taking the exam.

If you’re looking for help from above, you could also cite a bar exam serenity prayer.

Meditation in general is touted by some as a way to prepare and clear your mind for the lengthy, intense exam. Strengthening the ability to concentrate helps you focus on what’s in front of you. Just ask Lauren Fire.

Did you turn to prayer or meditation before taking the bar exam? What tips do you have for law grads taking the test?
 

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  1. Video pen? Nice work, "JW"! Let this be a lesson and a caution to all disgruntled ex-spouses (or soon-to-be ex-spouses) . . . you may think that altercation is going to get you some satisfaction . . . it will not.

  2. First comment on this thread is a fitting final comment on this thread, as that the MCBA never answered Duncan's fine question, and now even Eric Holder agrees that the MCBA was in material error as to the facts: "I don't get it" from Duncan December 1, 2014 5:10 PM "The Grand Jury met for 25 days and heard 70 hours of testimony according to this article and they made a decision that no crime occurred. On what basis does the MCBA conclude that their decision was "unjust"? What special knowledge or evidence does the MCBA have that the Grand Jury hearing this matter was unaware of? The system that we as lawyers are sworn to uphold made a decision that there was insufficient proof that officer committed a crime. How can any of us say we know better what was right than the jury that actually heard all of the the evidence in this case."

  3. wow is this a bunch of bs! i know the facts!

  4. MCBA .... time for a new release about your entire membership (or is it just the alter ego) being "saddened and disappointed" in the failure to lynch a police officer protecting himself in the line of duty. But this time against Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/us/justice-department-ferguson-civil-rights-darren-wilson.html?ref=us&_r=0

  5. Dr wail asfour lives 3 hours from the hospital,where if he gets an emergency at least he needs three hours,while even if he is on call he should be in a location where it gives him max 10 minutes to be beside the patient,they get paid double on their on call days ,where look how they handle it,so if the death of the patient occurs on weekend and these doctors still repeat same pattern such issue should be raised,they should be closer to the patient.on other hand if all the death occured on the absence of the Dr and the nurses handle it,the nurses should get trained how to function appearntly they not that good,if the Dr lives 3 hours far from the hospital on his call days he should sleep in the hospital

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