Thursday, July 31, 2014

OLQE - Bar Prep Materials and a Brief Follow Up

Ya'll recall my post about taking the OLQE this year, right?  Well, the first class starts in one week and I am feeling less than thrilled about it.  Here are my books and study materials.  This is just for one head (subject)!!

I thought it might be a bit useful for the Hong Kong readers out there to understand how I obtained my waiver from the other heads.  I was lucky in that I had good templates to work from at the firm, so I obtained my waiver letter fairly quickly.

I think the key is to set out about two pages' worth of descriptions of deals you have done or cases you have run in the past.  For the most part, you can just rely on your transcript, but for the professional conduct section, it's best if you set forth examples of how you have practical experience, since this is not exactly something the law school teaches.  Examples that I used were preparing in and participating in client pitches, drafting engagement letters, running and reviewing conflicts checks, negotiating client bills and fees, and reviewing time sheets and pro formas.


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  2. Hi Allison,

    I'm planning to sit for the OLQE exam this year and therefore, will be applying for some exemptions from the Law Society. I'm just wondering whether you could share the templates you had used when you applied for the exemptions. Would greatly appreciate them.


  3. Hello, I am an attorney at law at New York State, planning to sit for OLQE exam. As you know, it is very difficult to prepare the exam due to the lack of time and appropriate materials. So, I would like to apply for exemption as you did as possible. So would you mind sharing your templates you used for just reference. I would greatly appreciate if you could send it to me by email. My email address is logan.nam@gmailcom.

    Thank you!!