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058: The California Performance Test – Reviewing the Task Memo, File, and Library

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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're walking through a Performance Test from the California Bar Exam. In this first part of a two-part episode, we are focusing on reviewing the task memo, file, and library for the Brief on the July 2018 California Performance Test. In the next episode, we'll talk about outlining and drafting your answer.  In this episode, we discuss: The timing aspect of the performance test Dissecting the task memo How to use the file on the performance test What to look for in the library How making notes on the key facts you read will make your analysis more efficient The black letter law on moral turpitude and what constitutes an excuse Resources: California Bar Examination – Performance Test and Selected Answers, July 2018 ( Podcast Episode 9: Mastering the Performance Test (w/Doretta McGinnis) ( Bar Exam Toolbox blog: Managing the Clock on a 90-Minute Performance Test ( Writing of the Week (WOW) Bar Essay Workshop ( Download the Transcript ( If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts ( or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website ( Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee