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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:34 pm

Bronx Bum wrote:Can anyone help with this one?:

1. Armed robbery conviction (Felony), did minimal jail sentence at age 21.
2. Arrest for felonious assault on police officer at age 25, dropped down to misdemeanor.
3. Multiple violations throughout life.
4. Felony tax fraud investigation at age 27 (pending).


you're .... joking, right?

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby isayixnayhearsay » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:00 pm

You gotta disclose to your employer, brah (and right from the beginning). When you apply to the bar, they look to see whether you disclosed to your employer from the beginning and will hold it against you if you didn't.

See this case for an example:

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relevant part at page 14

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:31 pm

What about a mildly shitty employment history? I've been fired from a few shitty jobs (one within the last ten years), not for anything dishonest or immoral, but just for being lazy and irresponsible. Do firms even care about stuff like that? I know most bar examiners pull your law school applications. Do they do the same for your employment applications?

Haha, we really need a "Major Market C&F Analyst Taking Questions" thread.

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby existenz » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about a mildly shitty employment history? I've been fired from a few shitty jobs (one within the last ten years), not for anything dishonest or immoral, but just for being lazy and irresponsible. Do firms even care about stuff like that? I know most bar examiners pull your law school applications. Do they do the same for your employment applications?

Haha, we really need a "Major Market C&F Analyst Taking Questions" thread.

Firms don't give a shit. The bar also won't care as long as there was no fraud or dishonesty involved.

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:31 pm

Lowest level misdemeanor charge for crim property damage > no contest plea > paid restitution > case dismissed. Thoughts on impact on multiple v15 offers? Should I contact recruiting, hr, hiring committee?

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby dingbat » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:40 pm

Bronx Bum wrote:Can anyone help with this one?:

1. Armed robbery conviction (Felony), did minimal jail sentence at age 21.
2. Arrest for felonious assault on police officer at age 25, dropped down to misdemeanor.
3. Multiple violations throughout life.
4. Felony tax fraud investigation at age 27 (pending).

I know you're joking, but, auto-ding.

I was on the other end for several years (we hired several V10 & V30 firms over the years) and if we found out that they put an associate with that kind of record on a matter of ours, we would drop the firm.
No one is going to hire an associate that can lose them clients

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby existenz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Lowest level misdemeanor charge for crim property damage > no contest plea > paid restitution > case dismissed. Thoughts on impact on multiple v15 offers? Should I contact recruiting, hr, hiring committee?

Talk to career services pronto.

Would need to know exactly what the circumstances were to say how it will affect any of your offers. If it was some teenage bullshit then you might lose an offer or two but you should be fine. If you took a bat to your ex's car last year that's a different story.

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:54 am

Are cases that are now sealed after adjudication withheld 'convictions'?

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:55 pm

What do you all think about a misdemeanor trespass conviction from 5 years ago when I was 18? The original charges were for two felonies and two misdemeanors. One felony was reduced to the trespass, the other expunged along with one of the misdemeanors. The final misdemeanor was dismissed, but not expunged. (all the same incident/involved drinking).

Thanks

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:29 pm

bump

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Re: Offer contingent upon background check

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:57 pm

Anybody get a sense when we can be sure nothing would come of this? If nothing has come up by this point are we free to assume nothing will?

And yes I know its silly to bump almost a year old thread, but I just found something out that might be a problem for me.




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