Much of the country has already received results from the July 2015 bar exam. I have received great news from many students across the country.
But Californians wait, and wait. (And, apologies to Tom Petty, but The Waiting Is the Hardest Part.) Hang in. Soon enough, you will know.
If you are waiting for results from the July Bar Exam, I hope you learn soon that you never need to take another bar exam, unless of course you want to be licensed in another jurisdiction.
If you or someone you are close to ends up having to retake the exam, remain as calm and compassionate as possible. It’s a tough kick to the teeth, but one that so many great and powerful lawyers have recovered from. It is just a slight trip, not a major fall (not unless you let it take you down.) You will be stunned, angry, sad, frustrated, and then you will figure out where you can improve, create a new plan, and get busy working for success in February. (Keep ready to say “I will pass this February.”)
So, plan for success now, and here’s hoping November 20th will be a HUGE party for you and yours, but know that if your is success is to be yours February rather than this past July, you will be fine. You cannot control these results but you can control how you handle them.