Personal attention makes all the difference.

Our small group bar prep is live and online. You can get the personal instruction and guidance you need to pass the California bar exam with Personal Bar Prep.

It's your time...this time.

The California Bar Exam course that treats you like an individual

A lot of California bar review courses claim to be personal. What you usually end up with are a series of recorded lectures and computer modules. Personal Bar Prep is the small group bar review course that centers on twice-weekly intensive, interactive essay writing and MBE workshops. You’ll also attend live online lectures where you can ask questions and write practice essays and exams regularly receiving thoughtful feedback. You can call or email your instructor any time with questions or just to get some words of support. You’ll never find yourself alone as you face this challenge. 
Personal Bar Prep is a fully live online bar review course designed to give students maximum support, flexibility and personal feedback while providing a full-service comprehensive prep for the California bar exam. We’ve been preparing students to pass the exam for 25 years and we can help you, too.

Our Learning-By-Doing Approach Works

Personal Bar Prep focuses on practice and feedback. You will write bar essays and answer MBE questions weekly for homework then discuss your work in workshops with your experienced bar instructor, Jay Chavkin. Practice essays you turn in will be returned quickly with thoughtful feedback.

Lectures on all bar exam subjects will be given each weekend. These will cover only what you need to know for the bar exam. And unlike computer-based courses, you’ll be able to ask questions and directly engage with the material. 

Small Group Writing Workshops

Once a week, you'll meet with your instructor in a small group to discuss essays you've written, covering every subject covered on the exam week by week. These sessions are highly interactive. You'll also have your questions about the law answered.

Practice-Based Curriculum

The key to passing the California bar exam is writing dozens of bar essays and answering thousands of MBE questions, with detailed feedback to ensure your success. Your essays graded essays are returned quickly.

MBE Workshops

The MBEs are 50% of your score so we focus heavily on learning how to crush this part of the exam. Once a week, you'll attend a small group MBE workshop to go over questions for the MBE subject of the week, learn effective strategies for answering questions.

Live and Online

Studying at home does not have to mean recorded lectures and self-study. Our bar review course is a live online and interactive series of lectures, essay-writing, MBE and PT workshops.

We've helped students reach their goal since 1995.

Passing the bar exam isn't easy. No great achievement is.

My students are determined. They don’t quit. Many of them face enormous odds that threaten their dreams, but they just don’t quit. And every students now is facing the California bar exam getting harder and harder each administration.

Every bar exam, I’m excited to see my students overcome obstacles of all kinds and walk into the exam with confidence.

Nothing is more thrilling than the calls on the night of bar exam results from my students excited that they passed, some of them after multiple attempts before. 

I love telling my students that they are a statistic of one. Ignore the rest. You can do this.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

The small classes, I think, are what really helped me pass. The groups were great because they were small and intimate enough so that I felt comfortable asking whatever questions I had. Jay also made himself available for any additional questions that we might not have covered during the group discussion.
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Nina Hawkinson
University of La Verne School of Law
I am a foreign attorney and I passed Feb 2019 bar exam with Jay Chavkin's help. Jay feels your pain. He does not give you a formula that is supposed to work for everybody. He works with you based on your individual needs and weaknesses. That's what makes his program different from other bar reviews.
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Ana Takmanesh
Foreign-Educated Attorney, Iran
Jay's knowledge of the California bar exam is first-rate, he cares deeply about his students, is constantly available outside of class by phone and email, and is an excellent teacher. You're in exceedingly competent and thoughtful hands with Jay.
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Salvador Perez
Stanford Law School

Some Common Questions

Because the July 2020 California Bar Exam has been postponed to September 9-10, our bar course has been extended.  We will begin with our first lecture on Saturday June 6 and finish with a week of practice exams ending on August 28.

We work with many students who work full-time and they’re successful. We do all we can to provide flexibility by offering lectures on weekends and small group workshop sessions at night. While practice is the key to success, we help students prioritize their tasks so those with limited time can maximize those precious hours.

Yes, our business actually began as a private tutoring service and quickly developed into a small group centered bar review course. Jay Chavkin has been a bar exam tutor since 1995 working with students in intensive online sessions. He also offers private tutoring sessions to students enrolled in the bar review course who want extra attention at a discounted rate. Click here for more information.

We give our students a detailed study schedule that guides them through their essay writing assignments, MBE questions and practice performance tests. It has built-in flexibility that allows for work, family and personal health differences. 

All necessary materials are sent to you by mail when you enroll and pay your deposit. You receive a small group workbook, essay book, complete and concise outline book and a set of MBE & California subject flashcards.

We offer a payment plan that breaks your tuition into three payments after your deposit. We also take payment by all credit cards, Venmo, Zelle and PayPal. We offer group discounts and a discount for members of the military and veterans. Please inquire for details.

Great question. Taking an online course without meeting the instructor can seem like a huge leap of trust. If you’d like a sense of Jay’s teaching style, check our About Us page and watch Jay’s Simplified video on equal protection. If you’re unsure about how the online format will work for you, Jay can talk to you on Zoom once and you’ll see how personal it can be.


We are the original personal small group bar review course.
We've helped 1000's of students pass the bar and we can help you, too.

Because our bar prep course is small, space is limited. Don’t delay.

Contact us today so we can talk about your specific challenges and how we can get you on track towards realizing your dreams.