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2017 & 2015 Exam Prep. Courses

The following is a list of our 2017 Exam Prep. courses (Live and Home Study). Please click on the link to find more information about the Time, Location, Fee, Agenda, CLE approval, Faculty and Home Study option.

Exam Prep. Course: CA Appellate Law Specialist Exam (Civil only) (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: CA Criminal Law Specialist Exam (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: Workers’ Compensation (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: Immigration Specialist Exam (CA)

 

The following list is of our 2015 Exam Prep. courses (Home Study):

Exam Prep. Course: CA Appellate Law Specialist Exam (CIVIL only) (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: CA Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist Exam (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: CA Criminal Law Specialist Exam (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: CA Tax Law Specialist Exam (CA)

Exam Prep. Course: CA Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist Exam (CA)

 

If you have any questions about the Exam Prep. courses, please contact friendly staff at Pincus Professional Education, and they will help you with any additional information and registration.

Call: (877) 858-3848 or Email us at info@pincuscommunications.com

 

About the Exam Prep. Courses: 

At our Exam Prep course – the only one in the state – Certified Specialists talk to you about what to expect when you take the exam and will provide an overview of the law in the subject areas listed by the bar as potential topics upon which they may test. Additionally, at least two sample questions from the bar’s published packet will be used as a practice exam and the faculty walks you through the important issues presented by the questions (the mock tests will not be graded).

By taking our Exam Prep. course you can reduce the stress that goes with the unknown when preparing for an exam, you can get a refresher on those areas of the law of which you do not practice on a daily basis (or never handle), and you can get some insight on how to prepare and study for the exam from those that have gone before.

Early Study Special: If you order our previous 2015 Exam Prep. package and you can apply $300.00 of the price towards your 2017 exam prep course enrollment or audio. Make a note in the comments section of your order and we’ll contact you to process your 2017 registration by hand or call us at (877) 858-3848 for the special coupon code.

Additionally, because we cannot know exactly what specific questions and issues the bar will test on, and their “potential topic list” is vast, our program covers those topics that the bar lists they might test. This means that we cannot guarantee every single question or issue that appears on your exam is covered in our course (that would pretty much be impossible). We also strongly recommend you begin studying for the exam early – as early as summer. Last minute studying, even with the help of this course, is always a risky proposition when it comes to such a difficult exam covering so many areas of law.

Please note: If you took this course in 2015 and did not pass the exam, please call us about a special rate at (877) 858.3848.

 

FROM THE BAR:

Click here for the Bar’s requirements regarding the exam and qualifications to be a specialist.

If you want to take the exam, register early! They have vastly reduced the cost of taking their exam this year (and have waived the extra fee they used to charge to use a computer). The bar has asked us to pass on their registration fee list for you to take their exam:

CA Bar Fees for taking their Legal Specialist Exam in 2017*:

If full payment is received by the bar on or before May 1, 2017: $100
If full payment is received by the bar on or before September 1, 2017: $250
If full payment is received by the bar on or before October 2, 2017: $350

*please note, these are the fees the CA Bar will charge you to take their exam. We are not affiliated with the bar and these are not related to the cost of our courses.

Agenda

Please click on the link of the Exam Prep. course you are interested in, and read about the specific planned agenda for that program.

Click the Course Summary drop down to the left to see all our 2017 and 2015 Exam Prep. courses.

Fees

All Exam Prep. Courses:

Register by June 15th and save $100 on each registration with the Early Bird rate!

Registration fees are per person.

Individual: $750

Early Bird registration $650

Group: $725 per person for 2 or more from the same company pre-registering at the same time

Early Bird registration $625

Government employee/Non-Profit* Rate: $625

Early Bird registration $525

Program materials: Included in the fee!

** Legal Aid/Non-Profit attorneys are those attorneys employed by Legal Aid/Non-Profit firms. It does not include attorneys who have their own practice, or are employed by law firms, that volunteer their time for non-profit causes or take on pro-bono cases. Partial scholarships may be available to a limited number of non-profit/Legal Aid attorneys, based upon registration. Please call (877) 858-3848 to discuss or email your request to info@pincusproed.com

Testimonials

Below are just a fraction of all the wonderful testimonial we receive for our Exam Prep. courses:

“Don’t even think about taking the California Bar Exam for Appellate Specialization without first taking the Pincus prep course. A one of a kind presentation by appellate experts who are familiar with the exam and will prepare you for the big test.”  Jeffrey Lewis, Esq.

“I’m not sure if I ever told you just how helpful your study guide for the exam was for me.  It was just wonderful – and worked!”  Holly N. Boyer, Esq., Esner, Chang & Boyer

“Multiple choice questions and sample answers were very helpful.” Zareh Jaltorossian, Esq.

“Excellent seminar that prepared for the exam. Interesting panelists with incisive comments and suggestions.” Tom Freeman, Esq.

“I passed! In no small part thanks to you.”

“Yes, I did pass the appellate specialization certification exam – thanks in large part to your great course.”

“I passed the last criminal specialist exam thanks to your course. It was very helpful.” – David Sandhaus, Esq.

“Speakers were knowledgeable and effective.” – Vijan Dinakar, Esq.

“Interesting and fun seminar. Good idea having state bar presenters, very helpful.”  – David Sanhaus, Esq.

“Topics were very concise.” – Tai Bogan, Esq.

“Satisfied.” – Harry Damkar, Esq.

“Great speakers. Thank you.”

“I was just certified this year.  I did take your course two years ago and found it extremely helpful in preparing for the exam and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of becoming a certified appellate specialist.”

“I passed the August Appellate Specialization Exam.  Ben Shatz, Jennifer King, and Scott Davenport gave a great program and provided very useful advice in preparing for the exam.  Thank you.”

“I just learned that I passed the Appellate Specialist Exam.  I didn’t attend your course in person, I had the CD’s; but the course really helped me pass the exam.  You did a nice job of treating the civil and criminal sides of the exam, I thought.  I found the course very useful and helpful.  Thanks to you and the panel who put it on.”

“I just finished my second listening to your Pincus program re the appellate specialization exam.  I sure do appreciate you putting the program together.  It helped shape my study plan and outline and is a great refresher.  Thanks for participating in it.”  J. Lewis, Esq.

“Very informative. I appreciate that the speakers were former exam authors.”  Cassidy Davenport, Esq.

“It was a good perspective and I appreciated what the speakers had to say.”

“Really appreciated the multiple choice questions.”

“Excellent, well-balanced panel. All highly knowledgeable.”

“The panel’s appellate experience really showed!  Great advice.”

“Very clear and helpful.”

“…Good perspectives on how the exam is written and how questions are phrased.”

“Got my money’s worth.”

“Great presentation!”

“I feel like I’m prepared to take the exam now.  Thank you!”

“Good materials.  The samples really help.”

“Teachers were great!”

“Great content. Got a lot out of it!” – Sergio Copete, Esq.

“Fab outline, fine presentation, relevant.” – Helena Younosi, Esq.

“Concise – clear explanation.”

“Focused, good.” – Colin B. Desatnik, Esq.

“Very well done.”

“Good material, good delivery…”

Faculty

Please click on the link of the Exam Prep. course you are interested in, and read about the specific Faculty for that program.

Click the Course Summary drop down to the left to see all our 2017 and 2015 Exam Prep. courses.

 

Terms & Refund Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

For policies related to audio products, please select “I want a download or CD” on the right.

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Click the Course Summary drop down to the left to see all our 2017 and 2015 Exam Prep. courses.