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Top 5 ways to Break the News of Passing Bar Exam Results

by Dustin on

Ok, we know, we know. Since first year, second semester, you’ve been planning exactly what you’re going to post on your facebook status the moment you find out the bar exam results. Well, your big day has finally arrived!

“Just passed the bar exam baby! I put the ‘exy’ in sexy.”

Here are the…

Top 5 Ways to Break Your Bar Exam Results

(5) Mass text

Some text messaging phones only let you send ten at a time, so it’s time to rank your people in order of importance. This is a big move. You know your girlfriend is going to ask you if you were the first person she told. Maybe consider bumping your other lady friends into the second group of ten.

(4) Call your loved ones

Those few close, loved ones who were there for you during all your pain and angst during the months of bar prep (and the months waiting for the results) will definitely appreciate a personal phone call from you to them. Giving thanks with a short call, “I (or we) did it, thanks for your support,” will go a long way with them and the karma Gods.

(3) Put a sign on your car: “Just passed the Bar Exam”

This is your big day! It’s like a wedding, but lucky you, you still get to stay single.  Why wait for the wedding day to flaunt to the world your accomplishment?  Get some paint or a sign, hit up your windows and tell the world, “Just Passed!”

(2) Tell random strangers

Go into your grocery store, ask the security guard by the door how he is doing, and then tell him you JUST PASSED THE BAR!!! You can even give him a Hi Five.  Now go do the same to the lady standing in the alcohol aisle (we know that’s where you’re headed).  And lastly, make sure you tell the lady at checkout. You might get a discount (but probably not).  Share your love and success with the world!  The world is happy to see you succeed!

(1) Facebook status

Drop it on the facebook.  After all, it is the CNN of your personal life. Anything you post here will flare out to all your family and friends across the globe like a wildfire.  Expect lots of ‘likes’ and ‘Congratulations!  We’re so proud!’ I received more attention from my post, “Grateful he passed the Ca bar exam” than anything else I have ever posted (a relationship status change came in a close third).

Facebook posts can actually spread faster than phone messaging.  I texted my dad right after the results, then put a post on my facebook. Five minutes later, one of our family friends, who was at an event with my dad, had seen my post and told him congratulations on my achievement, and my dad was clueless as to what she was talking about.

Just remember to show some humility.  Some of your facebook friends who did not pass, will be reading your post.  Be gentle.

Best of luck with the results, and Congratulations to those who pass the bar exam!

“This name appears on the pass list”


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ariesofwar November 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Facebook is the CNN of our personal lives, hahaha, that’s perfect. who were the first people you texted/called?


2 helpotherssucceed November 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

My cousin was there with me when I read the results (he actually filmed me!).
Then I sent a mass text to close family before a facebook post. I wasn’t in a relationship, so I didn’t have to worry about #5! haha


3 Shiree May 31, 2011 at 7:52 am

I will be taking the NY Bar in July 2011. Thank you so much for posting these tips here. I was really nervous when I began studying…and then I found this website. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel so much more confident – that’s more than half the battle!


4 Dustin August 9, 2012 at 10:10 am

Glad to hear it Shiree! Thanks!


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