Saturday, November 17, 2012

FINALLY!!!!!


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMAZING NEWS! Way to go!

legis said...

That must feel good!

Anonymous said...

Terrific! Now, I will stop saying I am never going to get married :) You just have to keep at it...

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the bar! I've been following for a while... I know the determination & grit I had to come up with just to take the bar a second time. I'm so impressed with your steadfast spirit & perseverance. I am SO SO SO glad you can finally toss that pile of bar prep out the window! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Woot! So happy for you! Your blog was inspiration for me during my own CA bar exam journey, and I could not be more thrilled! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You are a show off!!!!! Would you be so public if you failed?

Patrick- CPA said...

I'm so happy for you. This gives me some hope. I didn't pass AGAIN but I know I will get there.

Anonymous said...

I was freaking out during the week before results were posted and found your blog... thanks for sharing your journey. So happy you (and I) passed. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I have been following this blog for years. I never comment, but I check every November and June to see if you passed or not. I AM SOOOOO HAPPY THAT YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP AND FINALLY PASSED!!! You need to have a week long celebration or something!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome news. I commented on one of your recent posts before you found the results and passed on some encouragement, and I was disappointed that someone after me had the nerve to tell you to give up. I would like to say, "Way to go on proving the doubters wrong!" but I know that's not who you are. You're happy to pass because it's a testament to your hard work and the people who believed in you, not something that you did to prove people wrong.

So so so many congrats to you -- and please, please keep this blog going so we all can know what you're up to. You are truly an inspiration.

Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq. said...

Patrick, perseverance is the key to passing the bar exam. Poobah, I, and many thousands others did not pass but we did not give up either. I look forward to you joining our ranks.

Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq. said...

I guess I should say, "Did not pass the first time…"

Anonymous said...

Big Big Congrats!!!! I didn't pass this go I think I will hit up Jason as well!!!

Anonymous said...

I admire your tenacity. Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you!

I discovered your blog in March 2012 as I was a third year law-student and panicking over whether BarBri would be the right bar course for me. You talked about Jason, and I discovered his course through you - and used him. I probably saw you somewhere when taking the July 2012 bar. I'm happy to say that I passed too, and like you, I couldn't have done it without Jason.

I owe you a lot of thanks as well because without you, I probably would have never heard of Jason Tolerico. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! All your hard work finally paid off -- just when you stopped giving this site so much attention. Happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Great news! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
You are a show off!!!!! Would you be so public if you failed?"
Funny, this must have been this person's first visit to the blog. GP put it all on the table since day 1

CONGRATULATIONS POOBAH!!!! You have been a great inspiration to many! When does the movie of your experience come out? :)

Midwesterner in D.C. said...

GP: This is the best news of the holiday season. Despite all the naysayers, you stuck with it and conquered the beast. Nothing beats the interal (and external) grin of knowing you prevailed. Bravo and congratulations!!

P.S. I'm more glad every year that I have no ties to California that would ever require me to take that bar exam!

Anonymous said...

congratulations! I started reading your blog when I was studying for the bar over 2 years ago and have since periodically checked in on you through this blog to see your progress. Your perseverance and determination are truly admirable. Again, congratulations on your passing :)

Ramin Kohanzad said...

congrats. I am so happy for you. I also passed this time, on my second try. I guess statistics mean nothing (18% repeaters passage rate) if we are one of them.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!! I've been following your blog for the past few years when I was directed to your blog during my time studying for the bar exam. You were a tremendous inspiration to me, and I have been checking your blog every May and November for news that you passed.

I was so happy to read the great news today! You are truly a wonderful example of dedication, perseverance and determination. I hope you will still continue this blog, as I would love to read about your beginnings as an attorney.

Congratulations again - you definitely deserve it!!

Anonymous said...

Big Cat truly happy with all the support that #2 Big Cat Bestie is receiving from the blogosphere. Big Cat wishes Blogosphere loved Big Cat as much as Poobah Cat, but blogosphere doesn't understand that Big Cat gets tired and needs cat naps.

Anonymous said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND I'VE NEVER MET YOU IN MY LIFE. GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You do not know who I am but I know who you are, because I've been following your site for about five years. Thank you for running the site and congratulations!

Ramiro said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!!

I have been following your blog since 2008. I am very happy for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Brian Randall Johnston.

I took the bar exam with you.

I have followed your journey since.

I am very inspired by you, and I am proud to (finally) be able to call you a fellow licensed California attorney!

Anonymous said...

Your blog was instrumental in my passing a couple of yrs ago, as I hope our comments were on yours.

WELCOME TO HELL! AKA the practice of law.

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! The feeling will last a good year!! You can enjoy the holidays guilt free, next summer, etc. the gift keeps on giving...

Anonymous said...

You had a rough rode. So did I and like you, I finally passed this July. Below is my chronology.

The Anatomy of a CA Bar Passer – 9 Failures Leads to Success – 17-Years

• 1995, Jan. – enrolled in ABA Approved School of Law
• 1995, July – dropped out of ABA Approved School of Law
• 1999, Sept. – enrolled in non-ABA Law School
• 2000, Oct. – failed Baby Bar Exam
• 2001, June – failed Baby Bar Exam – (typewriter’s ribbon broke)
• 2001, Oct. – failed Baby Bar Exam
• 2004, Oct. – passed Baby Bar Exam
• 2005, Jan. – reenrolled in same non-ABA Law School
• 2006, Jan. – had to retake entire year as I got a D+ in one course
• 2009, Dec. – graduated non-ABA Law School
• 2010, July – failed Bar Exam
• 2011, Feb. – failed Bar Exam
• 2011, July – failed Bar Exam
• 2012, Feb. – failed Bar Exam
• 2012, July – passed Bar Exam (computer crashed for one segment)

Anonymous said...

Should have wrote "road" of course. Perhaps it was my spelling that kept me from passing!

Anonymous said...

I followed your blog when I took the bar exam back in 2007, and have checked in periodically sense then. Congratulations.

conbrio said...

Yay! I'm thrilled to see this!!! Congratulations - just wonderful. ~~~~~~

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled across this and am amazed by your tenacity. A hearty congratulations to you. I hope very much you find your new career to be worth the struggle!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I've been following your blog since early on, and I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, dood.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

I discovered your blog when I was taking the Cal bar in Feb 2008. I hadn't check back in about one year, and now I check back and see that you passed.

Excited for you!

Anonymous said...

I keep looking at this post and I am so happy for you. I hope I can see similar good news in 3 hours. Thanks for your inspiration!

biff said...

My. Congratulations!