Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The California Bar - Epilogue.

The night that the California bar results were announced my then-husband called up the results on the computer at the specified time. It was taking forever. Finally, a group of names popped up listing the people that had passed the bar. My name was not there.

I got up from the computer and calmly poured myself a glass of wine and went outside to the porch. I looked up at the stars and to heaven and told my mom. I just sat there for a long time, unsure of what to do next.

About 15 minutes later, I heard screaming from the house . . .
"You passed you passed you passed!"
"The computer timed out before it grabbed all the names. I thought it was strange that it was taking so long, so I tried it again. Your name is on there."
"Are you sure?"
"Come see."

[My understanding is that they have sinced fixed this problem.]

I had passed. A little over a month later the company that had transferred my then-husband out to California went bankrupt, and my then-husband accepted a job in a different state, one where we had no friends or family and I had no job contacts - a state where I would have to take another bar.

My husband and I divorced shorty after I took the second bar. My 9 year old son did his year long school project on the law and he wants to be a litigator.


  1. Oh thank goodness. I was so worried. For no reason at all, except that I was.

  2. There was never a doubt in my mind that you were in the 53%.

  3. OH god! That could be the most stressful blog post I've read in my life.

  4. Glad you passed the exam. Congratulations! I understand that it is such a stressful moment.