About Valerie Keene

Valerie Keene is an experienced lawyer and legal writer. Valerie’s litigation successes have included wins for cases involving contract disputes, real property disputes, and consumer issues. She has also assisted countless families with estate planning, guardianship issues, divorce and other family law matters. She provides clients with solid legal advice and representation.

Entries by Valerie Keene

Which State Has the Hardest Bar Exam?

Whether or not you attended law school in a particular state, you should consider other possibilities when signing up to take a state bar exam. And when you make this decision, the difficulty of each state’s exam is important to consider (not to mention which state is the best to actually practice law). For example, […]

Best California Bar Review Courses

Do you know what’s harder than a diamond but just as valuable? Passing the California Bar Exam. Passing the bar exam is an essential step for anyone interested in becoming an attorney. But according to The State Bar of California it’s slightly more difficult to pass this exam in the Golden State than it is […]

Crushendo Bar Exam Prep Review

The Bar exam is an important milestone for any lawyer’s professional career. Passing it legally admits you to the Bar of your jurisdiction and recognizes you as a practicing professional.  Because of that, it’s a good idea to prepare for your exam date ahead of time. Even if you’re fresh out of law school, a […]

Barbri Bar Review

RATING: The Barbri Bar Review course has long been popular with students and law firms. Available in all 50 states, Barbri has been preparing students for the bar exam for close to 50 years. This comprehensive but pricey option provides a wide array of tools and study materials to help students learn what they need […]

Quimbee Bar Review+: Worth it in 2024?

For lawyers, the bar exam is a rite of passage. As if the whole process of becoming a lawyer wasn’t already difficult enough, it’s common knowledge that the bar exam is hardly a walk in the park either.  So how can you make sure you’re prepared to the fullest for your exams? By enrolling in […]

Kaplan Bar Review

RATING: Kaplan Bar Review offers a full range of courses tailor-made for individual needs. Choices include their Complete Bar Review, LLM Bar Review Courses, and a variety of Multistate Bar Exam Courses and Supplements. Kaplan has been in the test prep industry for more than 70 years and is known for its comprehensive review and […]

BarMax Review

RATING: Crush the Bar Exam has given BARMax Review the award for Best Bar Review Course!  Their bar exam prep course has earned the #1 spot due to its flexible course offering along with all of the following reasons: Affordable price for those on a strict budget Suggested study calendar to keep you on track Audio […]

AdaptiBar Review

RATING: Using AdaptiBar’s patented, adaptive technology, licensed MBE questions,and diagnostic tools on any device, you will receive the best possible preparation for the MBEthat is proven to accurately predict your MBE score. The AdaptiBar program also includes a mobile app for all devices. PROS 1. Authentic Material 100% of practice questions in the program are […]

Bar Exam Tips

Passing the Bar Exam According to the American Bar Association, almost all law school graduates in the United States must apply for bar admission through a state board of bar examiners to practice law in that state. Each state is allowed to set its own requirements, which means that the bar examination and admission to the […]

Bar Exam Requirements

There are many differences in the format, content, and way in which each state administers its bar examination. It can be difficult and time-consuming to gain a good understanding of the application and filing requirements that lead up to each state’s Bar exam. For this reason, CRUSH the Bar Exam has compiled a main overview of some of […]