character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

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slsidsa
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character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

Postby slsidsa » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:10 am

i have 2 five year old theft convictions that have been expunged. is it still possible to be admitted to a state bar anywhere?

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Re: character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

Postby foregetaboutdre » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:10 pm

slsidsa wrote:i have 2 five year old theft convictions that have been expunged. is it still possible to be admitted to a state bar anywhere?


contact the state bar you're interested in....they will be more helpful than anyone on here + give you real solid advice.

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Re: character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

Postby JazzOne » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:10 am

slsidsa wrote:i have 2 five year old theft convictions that have been expunged. is it still possible to be admitted to a state bar anywhere?

It is possible to gain bar admission in my state even with criminal convictions. The problem you may encounter is that theft is a crime of moral turpitude, so it reflects more negatively on your fitness to practice law than a DWI, for instance. The Board of Law Examiners in my state requires many applicants to undergo some type of remediation, but there are very few factors that will operate as an absolute bar from admission. If you're willing to jump through a few hoops, you would probably be admitted eventually.

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Re: character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

Postby slsidsa » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:53 am

do you mind elaborating on what kind of remediation?

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Re: character and fitness with an expunged criminal record

Postby JazzOne » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:47 pm

slsidsa wrote:do you mind elaborating on what kind of remediation?

Let's chat via PM.




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