FAQ’s – Villasis Law Center-Bar Review

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2022 Online Bar Review Program
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I access the online lectures and study materials or bar notes?

Delivery of Instruction


In light of the Covid-19 health and safety protocols and a precarious internet connection in the country, Villasis Law Center (VLC) delivers the 2022 Online Bar Review Program via a blended learning modality. Meaning video lectures will be live-streamed via Zoom Cloud App or pre-recorded. All video lectures (subject to lecturer’s conformity) and study materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere, 24/7 via our learning management system (LMS) called- Virtual Law Companion. The conduct of online mock bar examinations will be via ExamSoft and other online assessment software, depending on your chosen bar review plans. One-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions of the BECAM Program will be via an online conferencing platform.


VLC will release a schedule for the live lectures via Zoom and issue advisories for on-demand videos and study materials to be uploaded in the Virtual Law Companion. Advisories will be posted on our exclusive Viber Community, website, LMS, and FB Page. Live or synchronous classes will be on Fridays (5 PM-9PM) and weekends (9AM-5PM).


We trust the new learning delivery system will widen your horizon in your bar review journey and equip you with the best and most valuable strategies to pass and excel in the bar examinations.

2. What is Virtual Law Companion?

Virtual Law Companion is VLC’s exclusive online bar review platform where you can access various bar review contents and materials in our cloud servers. Anytime, anywhere – 24/7! It is mobile-friendly as it can be accessed through any device including Android, IOS, Cellphone, Tablet, or Desktop.


Likewise, the Progress Bar Meter help you monitor your learning pace.


3. What are your 2022 Online Bar Review Plans or Packages?

I. Bar Review Plan Standard (BRP1)


Services included:

A. Pre-Bar Review

B. Pre-Week Review

C. Online Mock Bar Examinations  (with discussion of answers)

D. Chair’s Decisions

E. Last-Minute Pointers

F. Review Methods and Bar Exam Strategies


Brief service description and access period:

Access to comprehensive synchronous (via Zoom) and on-demand video lectures and Bar notes (via Virtual Law Companion) by legal luminaries anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Access period is from May 2022 to November 2022 (Last day of the Bar Exam).


Service Fee:

P 12,000 (If enrolled on March 4-31, 2022)

P 12,500 (If enrolled on April 1-15, 2022)

P 14,000 (If enrolled on April 16, 2022 onwards/Regular Rate)


Add: P2,000 only for One-on-one coaching sessions

Add: P1,500 for Refreshers (To avail Certificate of Attendance

Note: Refreshers who will not pick-up their certificates at the VLC Office will need to provide their shipping details and pay the corresponding courier fee.

Regular Discount and Special Promo:

Less Php 1,000 discount (see terms & conditions-FAQ No. 4)

Group Enrollment Promo: Enroll in a group five (5) and get 1 free slot


II. Bar Review Plan Premium (BRP2)


Services included:

A. Pre-Bar Review

B. Pre-Week Review

C. Pre-assessment on Test-taking Skill

D. Online Mock Bar Exams using ExamSoft (with checking and discussion of answers)

E. One-on-One Coaching and Mentoring Sessions (BECAM Program)

F. Bar Special Lectures

F.1. Chair’s Decisions

F.2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the Bar Exam

F.3. Last-Minute Pointers

F.4. Bar Exam Forecast: Critical Areas in the 2022 Bar Exam

G. Review Methods and Bar Exam Strategies

G.1. Bar Review Methods and Techniques,

G.2. How to Spot the Issues and Answer the Bar Exam Questions

G.3. English for Future Lawyers

G.4. Super Memory Seminar

H. Exclusive access to monthly online hangouts and inspirational talks by Bar topnotchers and legal luminaries


Brief service description and access period:

Access to comprehensive synchronous (via Zoom) and on-demand video lectures and Bar notes (via Virtual Law Companion) by legal luminaries anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Access period is from May 2022 to November 2022 (Last day of the Bar Exam).


Service Fee:

P 20,000 (If enrolled on March 4-31, 2022)

P 20,500 (If enrolled on April 1-15, 2022)

P 22,000 (If enrolled on April 16, 2022 onwards/Regular Rate)


Add: P1,500 for Refreshers (To avail Certificate of Attendance)

Note: Refreshers who will not pick-up their certificates at the VLC Office will need to provide their shipping details and pay the corresponding courier fee.


Regular Discount:

Less Php 1,000 discount (see terms & conditions-FAQ No.4)


III.          Stand-alone and add-on Services:


4.. What are the available discounts?

Here are the discounts applicable to our 2022 online bar review plans (not applicable to Stand-alone options or add-on services)

a. Repeaters and Refresher Students – Less P1,500.00

b. Reviewees from Outside Metro Manila – Less P1,000.00

c. VLC Alumni (Bar Review Program Enrollees) – Less P1,500

d. Early bird Enrollees – Less P2,000 (1st 100 enrollees only)

e. Government Employees – Less P1,000

f. 2022 Honor Student Discount (Top 5 of the graduating class) – 50% Discounts

g. Undergraduates (1st-Year to 4th-Year law students) –P8,000 (Pre-Bar Review Only)

h. Group Enrollment Promo: Enroll in a group five (5) and get 1 free slot

5. How do I enroll?

Please note the following methods and procedure to enroll. You may reach us via the following mobile numbers for any assistance: (02)8-241-4830, 09495854443, 09369976522, 09151582755 or send us an email at villasislawcenter@gmail.com.


A. Online Enrollment

1. Pay the registration fee via bank deposit or online transfer. Payment can be sent to any of these accounts:

Account Name: CHRISTIAN G. VILLASIS

BDO Account #: 008860011944

(Pasig-Capitol Commons Estancia)


Account Name: CHRISTIAN G. VILLASIS

BPI Account #: 0019-1637-09

(Pasig-Capitol Commons Estancia)


Note:

a. Proof of payment is required upon registration. Please make sure your proof of payment is ready. For over-the-counter bank deposit, write your name on the validated deposit slip.

b. Our Gcash payment method is currently not available. Please contact us if you have question on payment methods.


2. Fill out the registration form and the terms and conditions for use of VLC online courses via VLC website at http://www.villasislawcenter.com. Then, please upload these 2 or 3 JPEG/PNG files:

a. Proof of payment (deposit slip or bank transfer confirmation)

b. Soft copy of your 2×2 ID picture (any background color)

c. For law undergraduates: Proof of enrollment or law school ID for the current semester


3. You will receive an email from us containing your payment verification and login credentials.


B. Onsite Enrollment

1. Fill out the enrollment form. You may also download a copy via our website (www.villasislawcenter.com).

2. Pay the corresponding fee via cash or attach your proof of payment.

3. You will receive an email from us containing your payment verification and login credentials.



6. Can I apply more than one (1) discounts?

No. Whichever discount is higher in amount shall be the only discount applied. There shall be NO MULTIPLE APPLICATION of discounts policy.

Likewise, the application of discounts shall only apply in payment in full. Enrollment by installment prohibits the application of any of the discounts.



7. When does the enrollment end?

Our programs shall continue to accept enrollees until slots are filled. We shall announce in our Facebook page and other social media channels if enrollment is about to close.

8. Do you accept payment by installment?

Yes. Please refer to the installment arrangements below.

A. INSTALLMENT ARRANGEMENT FOR BAR REVIEW PLAN STANDARD (BRP1)

* P5,000 (Down payment on or before March 16, 2022)

* P5,000 (1st Installment on or before March 31, 2022)

* P4,000 (2nd Installment on or before April 15, 2022)


B. INSTALLMENT ARRANGEMENT FOR BAR REVIEW PLAN PREMIUM (BRP2)

* P5,000 (Down payment on or before March 16, 2022)

* P7,000 (1st Installment on or before March 31, 2022)

*P10,000 (2nd Installment on or before April 15, 2022)

Note:

a. Availing of installment arrangement will render the reviewee inapplicable to apply to any other discounts and promos for the 2022 Online Bar Review Program.

b. Due to limitations in our learning management system, in case of non-payment of the total plan amount, the VLC management reserves the right to forfeit the enrollment and offer the reviewee’s slot to others.


9. Is payment by bank transfer allowed?

Yes. Bank Transfer is allowed. Kindly attach the screenshot of your bank transfer in your registration. Please refer to FAQ no. 5 for further details.

10. Can you issue refunds?

No. Per management’s policy, we shall not provide for any refund in any case. However, for other meritorious case (e.g. over payment, etc.) you may send us an email which includes the following:

i. Letter explaining your circumstances and remedy hoped to be achieved to Associate Dean Christian G. Villasis

ii. Proof of Enrollment; and

iii. Other attachments, as applicable

The same will be acted upon as soon as practicable. Kindly wait for the management’s response.


11. Already enrolled but realized I want a different package. Can I change my enrolled packaged?

Yes. You can upgrade your current package to your desired package by paying difference between the former and the latter.

In such case, please inform us through email or messenger so we can process your request accordingly.


12. Can the videos be downloaded?


No, the videos cannot be downloaded. We have restricted the sharing thereof. However, you may access them 24/7 anytime and anywhere. No part of our live stream lectures or on-demand videos may be copied or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without prior written permission from the Villasis Law Center. Violators are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.

 


13. Can we request a copy of Live Stream lectures via Zoom?


No. In compliance with Data Privacy Policy of VLC and the proprietary rights of our lecturers, screen recording or requesting a copy of Zoom lecture is not allowed. No part of our live stream lectures or on-demand videos may be copied or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without prior written permission from the Villasis Law Center. Violators are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.


14. Are Refreshers required to attend the live or synchronous lectures?


Yes. Per Bar Matter No. 3756 (Re: Online Refresher Courses for Candidates Who Have Failed the Bar Examinations Three Times) issued on August 26, 2020, it is mandatory for Refreshers to attend all the schedule of the live or synchronous lectures of the Pre-Bar and Pre-Week Bar Review.

 

Should he/she fail to attend any of these schedules, Villasis Law Center reserves the right not to issue the required certificates of attendance.


15. Does the online package come with bar notes?


Yes, bar notes or study materials are likewise included in our online packages. They can be accessed in Virtual Law Companion’s Pre-Bar Notes Library or the corresponding course page, it may also be sent to the personal email address you will provide us, subject to the conformity of the respective lecturers.


16. Until when can I access the video lecture and notes?


You may access the content in our learning management system as long as you are enrolled in our programs.

This means that as long as one of the inclusions in our review packages will allow you to access our site at a certain date, so long as such date had yet to come pass, you may still access the same.


17. When will the 2022 Online Bar Review start?


The 2022 Online Pre-BAR Review will start on May 28, 2022 until November 2022 (last Sunday of the Bar Exams). We will release a separate schedule for each bar review service. Live or synchronous classes will be on Fridays (5 PM-9PM) and weekends (9AM-5PM).


18. Who can enroll in the online bar review?


BAR candidates, law students, undergraduates, and anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of the law are most welcome subscribe to our Virtual Law Companion. Further, members of the Judiciary, Prosecutors, Government lawyers and legal practitioners can likewise join the program.


19. What is your official office hours?


Our office opens from 8AM to 5PM, Mondays to Fridays, unless it falls on a holiday. Should we not report for work on a non-holiday date, we shall make prior notice through our Facebook page.

Regardless, we can address your concerns by sending us a message in our official Facebook page or email address: villasislawcenter@gmail.com


20. Do you accept Per-Subject enrollment?


At present, we do not offer any per-subject enrollment. We shall inform you the soonest we start to offer per-subject enrollment in our programs.

In the meantime, please regularly check our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Viber for other quick updates.


21. Do you issue certificate of attendance for Bar Refreshers as part of the requirements in applying for the Bar Examinations?


Yes. VLC has partnered with the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City, in issuing the requisite certificate of attendance for bar refreshers. USC is an accredited Law School by the Legal Education Board to offer refresher and pre-bar review courses.


22. What are your official social media accounts?


You can follow our official social media accounts for quick updates on VLC’s programs!

Facebook:

facebook.com/VLCBarReview

Twitter:

twitter.com/VLCBArReview

Instagram:

instagram.com/VLCBarReview

VLC Viber Community:

https://invite.viber.com/?g2=AQAcjuKpO3uTSUtgot%2F0NJ6psZL5hH5rwIhvbw7zjCu%2BiDTxDFxoPS4maXSz2WKb


23. Can you tell us more about the BAR exam coach, advisor, and Mentor (B.E.C.A.M) Program?


The BECAM Program evaluates the bar examinees’ strong points and challenges in test-taking based on their performance in the Mock Bar Examinations. Particularly, Coaches are expected to critique the examinees’ ability to express themselves in the English language, guide them in the observance of proper sentence construction and form, and offer suggestions on what materials are most helpful to them.


Aside from these, Coaches will also share their own experience relative to their preparations and study habits before and during the Bar. Most importantly, BECAM Program will provide an avenue for moral support and guidance to the examinees.


In compliance with government health protocols and to ensure the safety of examinees, coaches, and staff, the live coaching sessions shall be conducted via an online conferencing platform. Relative to it, please check out the Guidelines and Reminders to address some frequently asked questions including the schedule of coaching sessions.

 

 

Note: Updated as of March 04, 2022. If needs arise, this FAQ will be updated or revised without prior notice. For matters or concerns not covered by this issuance, you may reach us via the following mobile numbers for any assistance: (02)8-241-4830, 09495854443, 09369976522, 09151582755 or send us an email at villasislawcenter@gmail.com. Thank you, and Together, WE can! #GetThat2022Bar #Bar2022

 

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24. Other concerns and contact information.

Note: Updated as of March 04, 2022. If needs arise, this FAQ will be updated or revised without prior notice. For matters or concerns not covered by this issuance, you may reach us via the following mobile numbers for any assistance: (02)8-241-4830, 09495854443, 09369976522, 09151582755 or send us an email at villasislawcenter@gmail.com. Thank you, and Together, WE can! #GetThat2022Bar #Bar2022