Ron: The Persistent Warrior
Ron Newton is a bar exam warrior like no other. He graduated from law school in the 70's but chose another career path. He had a successful career, raised his children (and now grandchildren) and also served on his local School Board. But he still had the desire to be a licensed and practicing attorney. He began that journey by signing up for a commercial course. That course helped provide him with the materials to relearn the law, but that first attempt was not successful. Still, he persisted. He sought out my help to learn how to write essays and PT's and generally study smarter so he could improve his overall score. He was a hard worker, thirsty to learn skills, and patient. Patient not only with the material and with me, but most importantly with himself. He was disheartened that he didn’t pass on the second try, but he persisted. He knew he had retrain his legal mind and his writing. He knew he had to work on typing speed. And that he did. We looked over his bluebooks together (which were literally a handful of points away from passing) and met a few more times to sharpen his skills. Upon every phone call, email and meeting he always said the same thing to me: “Amy, I like your technique, I understand it, I need to practice it a little more, but I can feel that I am getting there.” And he did. He never gave up on the technique. He never gave up on himself. He made a commitment to himself and never wavered. He purposefully and patiently practiced, persisted and PASSED! Congratulations on your second career. May it be as successful as your first!