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February 2023 California Bar Exam Predictions

Updated: Mar 31, 2023


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The Good Stuff

Welcome back, folks! As many of you are aware, our prediction accuracy for the California Bar Exam has been unmatched to date. Hence, the small fee requested in exchange for a great benefit. This document, as always, should be used to better focus your area of studies for the upcoming California Bar Exam. We cannot make any guarantees as to our bar exam predictions and always encourage our students to study every subject that could be tested on the California Bar Exam.

Without further ado, here are Cal Bar Bible, LLC’s predictions for the February 2023 California Bar Exam (in no particular order):

1. Civil Procedure

2. Trusts & Wills crossover

3. Professional Responsibility

4. Real Property

5. Evidence (Federal/CA)

Wild card*: Torts and/or Crimes

A closer look at our predictions

The California bar exam covers a vast majority of legal rules within each subject. The wealth of information contained within each essay subject is one of the reasons the California bar exam is difficult to pass. However, the bar examiners love retesting issues and focusing their attention to specific legal rules that are tested over and over again. Based on this pattern and drawing from past exams administered, we have compiled a list of hot topics for the predicted subjects:

Civil Procedure

Discovery (scope/discovery tools); In Personem JX; Subject Matter JX; Joinder.

Trusts & Wills

Types of Trusts; Termination; Duties of Trustee; Abatement

Creation of Will; Formalities; Validity of Will; Revocation; Omitted Spouse/Child, Codicils; Ademption; Lapse/Anti Lapse.

Professional Responsibility

Duty of loyalty; Duty of Confidentiality; Fee Agreements/Fee Sharing; Withdrawal; Safeguard Client’s Property; Malpractice; Duties to the Court; Duty of Competence.

Real Property

Covenants; Landlord/Tenant; Duties of Landlord and Tenant; Duty to Mitigate; Surrender/Abandonment; Assignment/Sublease; Breach of Warranty of Habitability; Breach of Quiet Enjoyment; Deeds; Easements; Nuisance (Public and Private).


Hearsay; Relevance; Character evidence; Impeachment; Privileges.


Conspiracy; Homicide; Theft Crimes.

4th Amendment: Search & Seizure; Reasonable Expectation of Privacy; Terry Stops; Warrant Requirements (Applicable Exceptions)

5th Amendment: Confessions; Miranda

6th Amendment: Right to Counsel; When it Attaches


Negligence; Defamation; Strict Liability Torts; Torts Defenses.

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