Case Studies and Testimonials
“I wanted to update you on the bar exam results from my February 2016 session – I PASSED! As you may remember, it was my first time taking the bar exam after four years off from law school, while working 50 hours a week and being a mama to a precocious 4-year-old. I felt overwhelmed by all the noise surrounding the bar exam and found your bar prep through the podcast. I loved your message and the attitude that the bar isn’t this scary thing – it is certainly difficult but you don’t let fear rule the material. I initially felt conflicted about purchasing ANOTHER bar prep program, but I took the leap and I’m SO glad that I did.
Thanks for all of your help and for working with me to customize your program to fit my needs. I was worried you would lecture me when I told you the number of hours I could study per day, but instead, you were solution-oriented and helped me feel confident that I could actually do this while working.
I’ll recommend your program any chance I get.” Stephanie Lamb
CALIFORNIA STUDENT COMMENTS
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Thank you for the assistance!”Mario Cuahutle
“I’m one of your 80% pass rates [students] in 2006. I have lived in southern California since 2008 and got hired a few months afterward for a very well-known civil litigation and family law firm in the Palm Springs/San Francisco area (2 offices) and worked for Palmer Riedel for 6 years until he retired. I now know a lot of local attorneys, have done contract work for an absolutely wonderful extemporaneous orator, Richard Ghan, who is a great friend.
Currently, I am now hired as a family law attorney by an extremely celebrated criminal defense attorney, Peter Cabrera, in Indio in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area). I am just thrilled with this job! I love everybody at work and the atmosphere. It’s SO lovely!!!
I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done for me! I would never have been here in my life if I hadn’t passed the Bar exam. Thank You for ever, and God Bless your model railroad!”Grace Budka
I would suggest him to my fellow foreign attorneys taking the bar. He is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff very well.Thanks a lot, Jackson, for the help you provided.” Fady Eskandar
At first it seems scary when you learn Jackson doesn’t “IRAC”, but his method is AMAZING because it is exactly what the bar examiners want!! I ALSO LOVED THE AT HOME COURSE because I never felt rushed or that I was behind on my work(which I always felt with Barbri). There were a handful of days where I couldn’t put in a full days work, or even work at all, and it was perfectly fine because his program is designed to fit YOUR SCHEDULE..
When I got to examination, I was sooo nervous, but I followed everything I learned in the past few months and wrote the exam exactly like we practiced!!! I felt SO MUCH MORE PREPARED, and I didn’t feel lost or confused like I did Round 1!!! I noticed that SOOOO many kids were running out of time around me, but with Jackson’s method, I never ran out of time! In fact, I often finished with a few minutes to spare and could read over my answers!!
What’s more amazing about this course is not only are his methods exactly what you need to pass the bar, his mentoring is beyond imaginable from a bar tutor. After the first week with Jackson, it was like he knew me my whole life – meaning, he knew things about my studying habits, and he could already tell things about me that I personally needed to overcome. I lost a lot of confidence after the first attempt, and Jackson helped me regain that, and trust myself again. He also brought back the athlete in me by constantly reminding me to workout, and often used sports analogies to what it was I was feeling or going through!!! I could have NEVER PASSED WITHOUT THIS COURSE!!!
If you’re willing to put in the work, let your guard down, and trust Jackson with everything you have, then you WILL pass the CA bar exam!!! I couldn’t be more happy, and I still cry every time I think about how I PASSED!!! THANK YOU JACKSON AND CELEBRATION BAR REVIEW!!!!!!! I will be eternally grateful!!!!!!!!!
I PASSED AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU’RE AMAZING, AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY ANGEL!”
Jackson knows what he’s doing. First, his mentoring style adapts to the type of test-taker you are. I have several friends who used Jackson’s method, and in talking with them about the program, it’s interesting to note that we each got different coaching.
Second, the material he has created makes convoluted law concepts easier to read as he puts common sense back into the practice of law. It almost feels like a novel you have read before which makes it easier to remember and apply.
Finally, the way his program is structured allows you to go at your own pace. You never have to feel rushed because it’s on your own schedule which many other bar review courses lack in comparison.
I used the STAR program and it changed my test taking style as well as my life. It employs techniques that successful people use in their careers and every day activities. The program helped me to build the confidence that I lacked in the previous exams. At the end of this whole experience, I actually made a friend in Jackson and I’m so grateful for the chance to have worked with him and extremely blessed know him.” Elyse Davidson
My confidence was so rocked after failing the first time (and by less than 3 points!), that by the time scores were actually released, I was sure that I had failed this time as well. I couldn’t even check to see if I’d passed. But, when I finally got up the courage to look, I saw what you kept telling me I would: I passed.
This is one of the greatest achievements of my life and I thank you whole heartedly for the role you played in helping me accomplish it. I put my faith in you and your methods, and I was not disappointed. If anyone looking to take – and pass – the California bar ever asks me how I did it, I’m pointing them straight to you.
Thank you for all your help, support, guidance, and encouragement throughout it all. You are wonderful, and I cannot thank you enough.
All my gratitude and love”Stephanie Levin
With the guidance and help that Celebration Bar Review provided to me, among other forces, I was able to succeed in passing the California bar exam.”John La Tour
And I also know how it is to be on the other side… as you know, I have been in business for the last 22 years.
So, I know that I am not wrong when I tell you that it would be hard to conceive a better prep course. Not only the outlines and your lectures are great (and funny also), but as a student I really feel that you are there willing to help us in every possible way. Academically and emotionally. You are a great teacher and a great person.
I want you to know how happy and motivated I am. You really make this process very simple and enjoyable.” Alex M.
FLORIDA STUDENT COMMENTS
During the whole course you were right on with those “Yankee go home” questions. I moved from Missouri (where I was already licensed for a number of years) to Florida and had to take one of the hardest bar exams offered in America. With your help I passed and I am now able to take a job as General Counsel with a national company located in West Palm Beach. The future is very bright for me and I want to thank Celebration for the tools to help me pass the Florida Bar exam.” Craig Young
In this short video, Patricia explains her own difficult journey through 2 failures and how she succeeded and became a member of the Florida Bar. It’s inspiring and encouraging! Patricia F.
I have been in practice for 33 years. Running an office and a practice and being in management for a 700 person worldwide law firm left NO time for studying. I listened to your Florida lectures a few times when I went for a run or was driving somewhere. Listening to these lectures was great to get me focused on the organizational aspects and gave me a certain confidence in taking the exam
Then the weekend before the exam I flew to Florida to study. I only studied that weekend before the exam (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) . I studied only the Florida parts and thought I did great on Tuesday. Then I studied the multi-state Tuesday night and didn’t know how I did. People that I know who are very smart didn’t finish. It seemed difficult. Turned out my multi-state score was better than my Florida score (probably because the Florida studying did carryover to the multi-state). I wouldn’t advise studying this way, but it worked !!!!!”David Lehn
“I passed both parts of the Florida Exam! Thank you for all your help. I’m really glad I chose your course over the others. After the test, while waiting for my flight, I spoke with some people who said they felt like their courses didn’t adequately prepare them for the multistate portion because the questions were so different from their prep questions. I did not have that feeling at all and thought the questions were actually very similar to the prep questions. I will definitely recommend your course to others.”Haneen Kutub
The first dose of reality was when you explained that practicing law is not the same as preparing for and passing a bar exam. Your tutelage on how to write an acceptable bar exam essay was invaluable. I found your materials were thorough and the accompanying lectures with your personal insights were “spot-on!”
Finally, while I was initially skeptical of your recommendation to learn PhotoReading, particularly because of my visual impairment, in order to assimilate the huge volume of materials required to be mastered for success on the MBE, your suggestion to utilize the PhotoReading process to study for and pass the multiple choice questions on the MBE, the Florida multiple choice and MPRE proved correct.
I cannot express how thrilled I am to be able to join my son in his law firm in Naples, Florida and assist him with his busy trial schedule. You made a proud father’s dream a reality!
Thanks again. You are one of the best!” James Forry
Of all things, I know that the Lord our God, placed you in my path and through many prayers He has rewarded us. I’m forever indebted to you and Celebration. Although your wife may not know me, please give her my regards, and on my behalf, please let her know that she is married to a wonderful, honest, caring and beautiful human being, something I’m sure she already knows.” Wilfredo Alicea
GEORGIA STUDENT COMMENTS
Thanks again for your help; I thought studying for the bar while working would be awful, and it really was haha. I hated my life for a good three months, but at least I can now say I passed the GA bar.”Juan Mendoza
bar exam and for believing in my ability at the time when I didn’t
believe in myself. There were several breakdowns that you were there
to pick me up and I’m grateful. There were times where I was doubtful
and honestly, some times where I doubted you but I prayed about it and
continued to believe in your approach and your process and it paid
off. So I most humbly thank you for helping me pass the bar!” Yamille Harrison
NEW JERSEY STUDENT COMMENTS
NEW YORK STUDENT COMMENTS
“I just want to say thank you for helping me pass the February 2016 NY bar exam. Last July I took one of the “big box” prep course and was not successful. This time around I downloaded your app from the Apple App Store. The lectures, outlines and multiple choice questions were extremely helpful. The best part was that I was able to listen to your lectures around the house, on my commute and while exercising. The way you explained and broke down the MBE subjects made it so much easier to figure out the correct possible answer. I was able to increase my MBE score by 31 points. Keep up the good work!”David Machado
I can’t THANK you enough for all of your help, support, understanding and genuinely caring.”Tamara Slogosky
MULTISTATE STUDENT COMMENTS
TEXAS STUDENT COMMENTS
I’m obviously happy to recommend your course in any way I can,
By the way, my final score was a 772 and my scaled MBE score was 166.2. And to give you an idea of how far I’ve come over the last 8 months: I was actually a little disappointed 🙂 “Blake Ewing
“I passed the TX Bar Exam a day before a jury found the defendant guilty in my first federal trial. The course was perfect and I will recommend it to anyone who needs to pass a bar exam.”Mike McCarthy
“Just a quick note to thank you for your help in my passing the Texas Bar.
I will recommend you to others in the future for passing the bar. I like your system and approach. I certainly didn’t have time to memorize the material, so your system was a huge help. It allowed me to have the confidence to give it my best when all the logic said I was doomed to failure.”Bryan Farrar
Thanks again for all your help and support. I truly believe I could not have done it without you!!” Nancy Henderson
“Law school beat me up. I graduated from a top tier law school with a JD: and zero confidence in my ability to practice law. I took one bar exam after law school and waited 13 years (!) to try again, in a different state than my law school…. Talk about odds not being in my favor. A forty something mother of two boys, suddenly faced whose husband’s illness made returning to work a necessity. But I passed. Talk about odds not being in my favor.
Get this: I passed! Celebration gave me back to myself. Jackson Mumey is the father, the uncle with great stories, the trusted family friend, for the rest of us – Suspending judgement, he lit the path. All I had to do was do EVERYTHING he said do.
I am now practicing law. And not one day feels like work because I am living my dream. I am helping others while providing for my family…. Simply put: Choosing Celebration Bar Review was the single finest decision I’ve made.”Michelle' Kim
“I just wanted to say, “thank you”. While I didn’t take advantage of Celebration Bar Review (only because I’d not heard of you until I’d already purchased a prep course), I did take advantage every weekend of your on line videos. Already licensed in Pennsylvania, since 2006 I wanted to get licensed in my adopted state of Texas. Finally made preparations last July to sit for this past February’s exam. So, juggling an extremely demanding job and squeezing in time to prepare since Christmas, I forged ahead. Your video’s I watched every Sunday really provided me with a great deal of encouragement. Especially your story about Gideon. The timing of that video was uncanny and the message resounding. I made several of my friends, who endured my preparation, watch it too.
Earlier this afternoon I learned, with great joy, that I had indeed passed the Texas Bar. So, suffering from jet lag (just got back from Japan on business) I find myself up late and thought about your videos and the help they provided me. So, thank you. And God bless!”Kathy Van Every
“I would say that your course was perfect for me. You saved me loads of money, and I got everything I needed and more. I would absolutely recommend your course to any licensed attorney taking another bar exam. I would tell them that they would only be wasting their money if they opted to take mega bar.”Chris Johnsen
UBE/MEE STUDENT COMMENTS
Now licensed in FL and KY Juan Burgos
“Six months ago I had just failed the Bar Exam by a handful of points and I was so dejected that I almost gave up. I didn’t know what to do. My family and I had worked so hard and sacrificed so much but the result was the same, failure. You sit there and look at that computer screen and think you’re the biggest loser out there.
Then I happened upon Celebration Bar Review and it was just what the doctor ordered. I started to recognize that I wasn’t a loser. I started writing answers that weren’t just regurgitated law but were actual analysis. I stopped struggling and started improving and started putting law to fact. Jackson will teach you what these bar graders are looking for and how to give it to them. You’ll find out that you can win and Jackson will help you get the right mindset so that you can overcome the mental aspect of the exam.
Just a few days ago, I saw my name on the pass list. I can’t tell you how good this feels. You can pass the Bar, you just need the right tools to do it. Give Jackson a call, it worked for me and a lot of other people. Just imagine how you will feel when you see your name on that list!”
All the written materials were well organized; the subject matter was thorough and extremely detail-oriented.
The online lectures and printed books were used extensively. The lectures, incidentally, flat-out rocked!” Randy Setterberg