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Old 02-27-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I'm taking the FL Bar next year, so i'm looking into the best bar prep program. I have friends who are attorneys in NY who swear by Barbri, i'm wondering is it the same in FL? Or is Kaplan, or one of the other programs better?

Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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I did the Barbri self-study for the Florida bar and I thought it was very good. I passed the first time, and I passed by a fairly large margin.

Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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My husband used Barbri to study for both the NY and FL bars. He passed both the first time he took them.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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BarBri is good. The classroom video series is the only thing I studied, and passed first time with plenty of room to spare.

The classes and book materials also include practice questions and essays.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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I'm taking the FL Bar next year, so i'm looking into the best bar prep program. I have friends who are attorneys in NY who swear by Barbri, i'm wondering is it the same in FL? Or is Kaplan, or one of the other programs better?

Thanks!
BarBri worked very well for me...back in the early 1990's. Not sure what has changed yet.

Whatever you do, don't spend the night before alternately praying and taking shots from a bottle of Wild Turkey over the stress.

It worked for me, but it was ugly...
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Barbri - is fine or any other for that matter. it all comes down to your effort.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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BarBri worked very well for me...back in the early 1990's. Not sure what has changed yet.

Whatever you do, don't spend the night before alternately praying and taking shots from a bottle of Wild Turkey over the stress.

It worked for me, but it was ugly...
Yes definitely not! And I would add don't spend 3 hours driving home through a Florida storm immediately thereafter because by the time you get home you'll be doing shots of Wild Turkey without alternating it with prayer.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Yes definitely not! And I would add don't spend 3 hours driving home through a Florida storm immediately thereafter because by the time you get home you'll be doing shots of Wild Turkey without alternating it with prayer.


LOL

I was hungover and pissed off for the test. For some reason, it worked well.

But I did know a guy who walked out of that test, went to the nearest telephone and started making arrangements to take it again the next time. But he passed anyway!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Yes definitely not! And I would add don't spend 3 hours driving home through a Florida storm immediately thereafter because by the time you get home you'll be doing shots of Wild Turkey without alternating it with prayer.
I drove straight home afterwards.... Tampa to West Palm, non-stop. I immediately went to bed and slept for twelve hours, lol.
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