donzoli wrote:I don't believe that his failure to file for bankruptcy within 4 months makes this guy a horrible human being like some others make him out to be. People are trivializing bankruptcy by making it sound like its as easy to go through as posting on a message board. Not only is it not easy, it can also be somewhat humiliating.
I'm not saying he's a horrible human being. I am saying he's demonstrating qualities that indicate he would be a poor attorney.
And nobody was trivializing bankruptcy, but if that is your grand plan to relieve yourself of debt and you don't do ANYTHING for four months, and you have demonstrated no ability or desire to improve your financial situation, I think it is a completely reasonable decision for the state to say, "No - not yet. You figure things out first"
And sure, yes - i'm sure it's humiliating. What do you suggest the state of ohio does? Admit him? Let him sit for the bar despite being what I think is fairly obviously unfit to become an attorney? The state bar's main responsibility isn't to protect the feelings of the attorney or empathize with him. It's to protect the citizens of Ohio from unfit attorneys from practicing in the state.