I've left a couple of voice-mails with the lady in the Admissions Office but she's not returned my calls. I'm taking that as good news (because I don't want to consider the other option.)
Some of you will be happy to hear that I'm seriously considering skipping the February 2012 exam. I've come to the conclusion that I might benefit from taking a break. Besides, if I don't pay serious attention to my financial situation I'm going to have much larger problems to deal with than merely passing the bar exam.
Of course, I'm also holding out hope that I've already passed the exam. All will be revealed on November 18th, by which time I'm hopeful that the State Bar will have gotten back to me.
On the bright side (it's pretty dim, actually, but it's brighter than the dark bar exam side), I'm still working my Judgment Recovery business. I've also been a Registered Process Server for a few years so I'm going to put some effort into expanding that business. If anyone out there is looking for a good RPS in LA County, I'm your guy. I've become pretty good at serving the hard targets - you know, the people that always seem to be able to evade the regular process servers. I'll try to post some of the more entertaining serves I've done recently - like the lady who lived at the nudist colony in Riverside County who thought that she was un-servable because the people at the front office wouldn't allow the server to pass the gate unless he complied with the "undress" code. The attorney told me she was not happy when I served her. And, no, I didn't have to serve her in my birthday suit (though I did consider it.)
In addition to my process service business, I was just approved for my Private Investigator license by the CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. I am waiting for my license to arrive in my mailbox so I can begin to advertise and seek work as a PI, but everything should be in place by the end of October.
UPDATE: My PI license number was issued this week so I'm an official certified California Private Investigator (Lic. #27613).
That's about it for now. Keeping my fingers crossed for November 18th.