//Part 1 – How to Organize your Bar Exam Materials

Part 1 – How to Organize your Bar Exam Materials

To optimize your efficiency and save time, we recommend the following best practices when organizing your Barrister and Solicitor Bar Exam materials:

    1. Binding your materials: Bind each substantive section of the Barrister and Solicitor Bar Exam material separately with spiral or coil binding.
      • Bind the following sections of the Barrister Bar Exam material separately:
        • Professional Responsibility
        • Civil Litigation
        • Criminal Law
        • Family Law
        • Public Law
        • Rules of Professional Conduct and By-laws
        • General Table of Contents and Detailed Table of Contents
      • Bind the following sections of the Solicitor Bar Exam materials separately:
        • Professional Responsibility
        • Business Law
        • Estate Planning
        • Real Estate
        • Rules of Professional Conduct and By-laws
        • General Table of Contents and Detailed Table of Contents
    2. Index: Print your index double-sided and bind it as a separate package.
    3. Benefits of this approach: Binding each substantive section separately has two benefits. First, it will optimize your efficiency while writing the exam since you will only need to consult one package of materials at a time. Second, you will only need to use one package of material to study with on a particular day, reducing the need to carry hundreds or thousands of pages with you.
    4. Pro-tip: Note the following: (a) the Professional Responsibility, Rules of Professional Conduct, and By-laws are duplicated for the Barrister and Solicitor Bar Exam; and (b) after you write an exam, you must leave all printed materials in the examination room. To ensure that you preserve any highlighting and margin notes that you have made to these three sections, we recommend that you delay binding these sections until you have read them and photocopy them in colour for use in the subsequent exam.
2019-02-10T22:02:16-04:00 February 10th, 2019|Resources for the Ontario Bar Exams|