Help Tiara Pay For The CA Bar Exam

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One day I had a dream. Be a lawyer. More specifically, be a public interest lawyer and serve the underserved and indigent communities.  It was a three step plan (still is but, I've had to add a few extra steps since 2014).

Step one: Get into  and graduate from law school.  Check.
Step two: Take and pass the bar exam. This is where you come in.
Step three: Land my dream job. I'm going to make this happen.

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After 4 and a half years I finally graduated from law school (Dec. 2018).  There's just one thing keeping me from my dream - the California State Bar Exam.

It's expensive. It's very expensive.  I've been working for over a year trying to save for this moment but, life happened and continues to happen.

I've already submitted my registration.  Here's what's left for me to do and pay for:

- Moral Character Application: $551.
- LiveScan Fingerprinting: up to $75. 
- Bar Prep Materials: $3000 - $4000 (depending on the company)
- Hotel during the exam: No less than $150/night*

Is a hotel necessary?
For me, yes.  I am a full-time wheelchair user and rely on public transportation.  This can be very unreliable. I do not want to miss the exam (there are rules for lateness) just because I could not get their on time.

What if you surpass the goal?
Any additional funds will be used to replace my income. Studying for the bar is a full-time endeavor (40+ hours/week).  Some people get by on part-time studying (about 20 hours/week).  No matter what, I will have to leave my job to dedicate my time where it needs to be - Bar Prep.

What if you don't meet the goal?
I'll have to figure it out.  I'm not letting this go. I've worked too hard and many people (including the online community) have invested in my success. 

Will we know if you passed the bar?
OF COURSE! Listen, all of you have a stake in this. I feel like we're in this together at this point. You've donated (hopefully) or boosted my campaign. I will most certainly keep you updated.  Who knows, maybe we'll have a "bar party" if I passed. To keep update outside of this site, please feel free to follow me on my FB Community Page - FourWheelWorkout 

I sincerely hope you can help me reach this goal.  Your help will get me the materials I need to study, some peace of mind in the weeks leading up to the exam, and that much closer to doing what I was born to do - Law.

But I can do none of that without your help.
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Hey! My bar prep course is almost paid in full!! As I make more payments, the more of the resources I get access too. My books arrived (oh have they!).

So here's where we are: As I pay down my bar prep tuition, I want to focus on my hotel. No matter what location I am at for the exam (I chose one but, I may be eligible for a location closer to me) I will need a hotel.

That's my next goal. And then? Then I focus all my attention on bar prep! Well, it's what has my attention now but, when I can focus less on the financial aspect, I'll be able to truly focus on passing!

You are great and I thank you a million times for your help. Poco a poquito I am nearing my goal.
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Thanks to you, I was able to request shipping of my bar prep materials. I'll be doing online study only for accessibility and price reasons.

Even though I requested my materials, I still have a balance due. It's decreasing with your help. So again, thank you!

Hotel: I am awaiting confirmation of certain things (including my application) from the bar. I'll know then where I will get my hotel.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated thus far. I appreciate it all - donations, re-sharing, boosts, all of it.

A few people have suggested bar loans (credit-based), bar prep scholarships (competitive), etc.

Unfortunately, those options did not work out for me. In fact, my credit took a hit because of my loan application. So I am relying on your kindness to help me get to this next milestone in my career/life.

Thank you,
Tiara @4wheelworkout
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Hello! So thanks to you, I was able to put down a minimum deposit for my Bar prep course!

I am still fundraising because there's still a balance (see screenshot) but I am at least enrolled as of today and my spot is secured.

I appreciate you!
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