The bar exam is a very emotional experience and you put in a lot of time and effort to take the exam.
You want to give yourself time to deal with the results. Prioritize eating healthy foods, staying hydrated, getting sufficient sleep, and not self-medicating to avoid feeling your emotions.
If you have joined the ranks of those who must re-take the Colorado bar exam, be reminded that you are in good company.
Throughout history, many governors, members of Congress, mayors, attorneys general, military generals, law school professors, and judges have failed the bar exam as first-time test takers. Not passing the bar exam is certainly unpleasant; you may be upset, and this is a normal reaction.
The test itself is expensive, even before you decide to pay for any additional preparation help.
Most bar takers are already in debt from their law school loans and previous bar-taking experience.
While spending some time alone to collect your thoughts and process the situation is understandable, avoid isolating yourself from your family, friends, and colleagues.
Maintain your daily routine and allow yourself to find joy in the things you love. When you are ready, reach out to the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP).
If you are unsuccessful on the Colorado bar exam, the first step is to let yourself feel the disappointment, anxiety, dread, anger, and other emotions that may arise.
It is important that you allow yourself to be disappointed and frustrated by the outcome.