Open Letter to Everyone Who Has a Relative, Friend, Colleague, Acquaintance, Neighbor Or Everyone Else Who Knows A Bar Flunker
I am writing this letter to express my sentiments as a former bar flunker. Through this small gesture, I sincerely hope that I will be an instrument in expressing the same or similar sentiments of fellow bar flunkers. There were 5 important sentiments I had as a former bar flunker :
- Please do not ask me why I did not make it. I do not know the answer. I am more confused than you are. All I know is that the hard work, sleepless nights, months of preparation, expenses I incurred and problems that beset me during the review fell short; hence I failed.
- Please do not compare me with fellow bar examinees who made it. This is like rubbing lime to a fresh wound. Pure torture. Yes, I am happy for them but I am obviously sad, in fact, grieving for myself. Comparing me to them will only hurt my self-esteem even more. That is the last thing I need.
- Please lend me your listening ear. I need someone with whom I can express all my emotions and sentiments freely, without fear of being judged. Someone truly ready to listen. Someone who will sincerely help me unload the emotional burdens I am carrying. More often, I only need a good listener than someone who gives good advice.
- Please tell me that you are here to support me in these trying times. I need full support in whatever way you can. You can ask me what I need or how I want to be supported. I may be unreachable at first, but please continue showing me your support. Once I have finally accepted my unfortunate circumstance, I will respond to you.
- Please be patient with all my mood swings, emotional issues, self-esteem issues and the like. Being a lawyer is my dream and failing to reach it, is too much for me to bear. It is as if my world is crumbling before my eyes and I am powerless to do anything. All I can do is cry.
By expressing these 5 important sentiments which I believe fellow bar flunkers can resonate with, it is my hope that the hearts of everyone who knows a bar flunker will be touched. I hope that they will be more empathetic, patient and understanding of the needs of the bar flunker they know.
*This article is written by Atty. Idamae Fajardo, a former bar flunker, who is now a lawyer with 7 years experience.Read More
The Supreme Court has released a bulletin postponing the 2020 bar examination in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SC said that the new schedule of the bar will be announced in a bulletin by June 2020 and that the rescheduled bar will definitely be held sometime in 2021.
In view of this development, we are constrained to adjust the schedule of the 2020 bar review and coaching program. We shall advise you of the adjusted bar schedule forthwith upon the announcement by the SC of the new schedule.
In the meantime enrollment for the Jurists Combo and Jurists Online programs remain ongoing until the desired number of enrollees have been reached. Enrollment for Jurists Classic (on-site review) remains suspended until further notice.
In line with the government’s directive to observe “social distancing” in order to combat the spread of COVID-19, Jurists is suspending on-site enrollment at its office in Las Piñas City with immediate effect and until further notice. Those wishing to enroll at Jurists may still enroll online and pay by bank deposit or by PayPal or by other means of electronic payment (e.g. G-Cash and online/electronic transfer) capable of validation. Please go to https://juristsbar.com.ph/index.php/bar-exam-review/classic-bar-review/how-to-enroll for details on how to enroll. You may email us at email@example.com for inquiries. Note that the option of enrolling at the office has been suspended and is not available pending further notice.
JURISTS BAR EXAMINEES IMPRESS IN TOUGH 2018 BAR
Jurists Bar Review burnished its reputation as the top bar review center in the country when 665 Jurists bar candidates made the grade in a grueling and nerve-wracking 2018 bar examination. The 665 new Jurists lawyers comprise 37% of the total bar passers. The 2018 bar was one of the toughest in recent memory with only 1,800 out of 8,158 (22%) being granted leave by the Supreme Court to inscribe their names in the roll of attorneys.
Team Jurists’ stellar performance was underscored by its domination of the top ten places with five slots being bagged by Jurists barristers.
4th Daniel John A. Fordan 85.44% (Ateneo de Manila University)
5th Katrina Monica C. Gaw 85.42% (Ateneo de Manila University)
6th Nadaine P. Tongco 85.03% (University of the Philippines)
9th Jebb Lynus Q. Cane 84.80% (University of San Carlos)
10th Alen Joel R. Pita 84.69% (University of San Carlos) The sparkling performance of Team Jurists follows close on the heels of another stupendous showing in the 2017 bar where nine Jurists bar candidates placed in the top twenty.
Hail to the new Jurists lawyers! Your Jurists Family is so proud of and happy for each and every one of you. Godspeed!Read More
JURISTS BAR EXAMINEES ROCK THE 2019 BAR
Jurists Bar Review cemented its status as the top bar review center in the country with another dominant performance by Team Jurists in the bar examination. Jurists bar examinees swept the podium positions (Nos. 1, 2, and 3) in the top ten and captured the number ten slot for good measure. The new Jurists lawyers who joined the primus inter pares of the 2019 bar are:
1st Mae Diane M. Azores 91.05% (University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi)
2nd Princess Fatima T. Parahiman 89.52% (University of the East)
3rd Myra M. Baranda 88.82% (University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi)
10th Bebelan A. Madera 87.38% (University of St. La Salle)
All in all, 944 Jurists bar candidates successfully vanquished the bar exam dragon. The 944 new Jurists lawyers represent a remarkable 44.89% of the total 2,103 new lawyers who hurdled the 2019 Bar Examination.
The sparkling performance of the 2019 batch continues Jurists’ tradition of excellence in what is arguably the toughest licensure examination in the planet.
Hail to the new Jurists lawyers! Your Jurists Family is so proud of and happy for each and every one of you. Godspeed!
BAR REVIEW IN THE TIME OF COVID
In this time of COVID-19 with community quarantine and social distancing measures in place to address the risk of contagion, signing up with Jurists is the smart move to make. We shall deliver our 100% brand-new video lectures and materials via livestreaming/on-demand videos using our proven digital platform which has been deployed since 2014. Enroll now!
Advisory on Suspension of Jurists Classic Enrollment
In line with the government’s directive to observe social distancing in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, Jurists Bar Review Center is suspending enrollment in Jurists Classic until further notice. Enrollment in Jurists Combo, Jurists Online, and other Jurists review programs shall continue as before.
Take note that on-site enrollment at the Jurists office in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, has been suspended until further notice. Those wishing to enroll at Jurists may still enroll online and pay by bank deposit or by PayPal or by other means of electronic payment (e.g. G-Cash and online/electronic transfer) capable of validation. Please go to https://juristsbar.com.ph/index.php/bar-exam-review/classic-bar-review/how-to-enroll for details on how to enroll.
Those who have already enrolled in Jurists Classic will be upgraded to Jurists Combo at no additional cost to them.Read More
FIVE JURISTS BAR CANDIDATES BARGE INTO TOP TEN
In another spectacular showing, five Jurists bar candidates barged into the top ten of the 2018 bar examinations. The 2018 bar examination was one of the toughest in recent memory with only 1,800 out of 8,158 bar candidates (22%) being granted leave by the Supreme Court en banc to sign the roll of attorneys.
The Jurists barristers who made it to the elite list are the following:
4th Daniel John Fordan 85.44% (AdMU)
5th Katrina Monica Gaw 85.42% (AdMU)
6th Nadaine Tongco 85.03% (UP)
9th Jebb Lynus Cane 84.80% (University of San Carlos)
10th Alen Joel Pita 84.69% (University of San Carlos)
The sparkling performance of Team Jurists follows right after another tour de force In the 2017 bar examination where nine Jurists bar candidates placed in the top twenty.
Hail to the Jurists topnotchers! Your Jurists family is so proud of you!
LAW STUDENT ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL OBTENTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF JURISTS VIDEOS & BAR REVIEW MATERIALS
On the afternoon of 4 July 2018, a composite team of the DOJ Cybercrime Division, the NBI Special Action Unit, and the NBI Laoag District Office arrested in Laoag City a third-year law student of Northwestern University, Jake Bryson Dancel, after a successful entrapment operation. Dancel was caught in flagrante selling to the poseur-buyer lecture videos and other review materials of Jurists Bar Review Center, contained in a flash drive, which he had illegally obtained or downloaded without the consent of Jurists.
Dancel will be charged with and prosecuted for the crimes of violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, Online Piracy under the E-Commerce Act, and Copyright Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code, among others, which crimes carry hefty penalties of imprisonment and fines. In particular, Online Piracy is punished with a mandatory and non-probationable penalty of imprisonment of six months to 3 years and an unlimited fine equivalent to the damage incurred.
Let the arrest of Dancel serve as a warning to those engaged in or who intend to engage in similar nefarious activities. Jurists and the law enforcement authorities will prosecute these scoundrels to the utmost and will not let up until they are held to account for their crimes. It is particularly regrettable that Dancel, who is yet a law student, has no compunction in violating our criminal laws and stepping upon the rights of others.
We strongly advise and warn the public not to buy or use illegally obtained videos and review materials of Jurists as they themselves stand the risk of being arrested and prosecuted, aside from being made the subject of administrative complaints before the Supreme Court and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. One who buys from or deal with these criminals is himself or herself abetting and aiding their criminal and evil activities.
Jurists extends its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the members of the composite DOJ-NBI team for the successful entrapment and arrest of Dancel.