Are these disciplinary actions?

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MTguy
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Are these disciplinary actions?

Postby MTguy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:38 am

Getting ready to send in my apps and I was just wondering if the following would be considered "disciplinary actions"?

1. I let my insurance and investment broker licenses expire. I wouldn't even ask, but the licensing agencies send a letter stating that I need to do continuing education to keep them.

2. I forgot to stamp my notary seal on a document once (I stamped in one location on the document, but missed one). I had to either pay $50 or not notarize for 3 months? I am thinking this will require an addendum, but wanted a second opinion.

ScaredWorkedBored
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Re: Are these disciplinary actions?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:11 am

The second one is what the bar calls "discipline in a regulated profession/capacity." That will require a disclosure.

The first one, I don't see where you were under any obligation to keep that license.

hsprophet
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Re: Are these disciplinary actions?

Postby hsprophet » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:17 am

I would say no.

Letting a license expire is a common way of voluntarily revoking it. Forgetting a notary stamp is more like a clerical error.

When apps ask about diciplinary actions, they are more looking for things like academic misconduct.

ScaredWorkedBored
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Re: Are these disciplinary actions?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:42 am

hsprophet wrote:Letting a license expire is a common way of voluntarily revoking it. Forgetting a notary stamp is more like a clerical error.


It's a clerical error, but he was actively sanctioned for it. If a school asks about professional & employment discipline, that is going to count. It should be disclosed if asked for because every bar app I'm aware of *does* ask that question, most without any materiality language at all.




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