SA background checks and suicide attempts

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SA background checks and suicide attempts

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:34 pm

I was hoping that someone might be able to tell me what law firms’ background checks for SAs entail. Does anyone know if something like a suicide attempt several years ago for which the police were called, and an ensuing involuntary psychiatric hold, will pose a problem if the only diagnosis was depression, and this has been dealt with? I can’t imagine I’m the first law school student who’s had this happen, but I spoke to someone at my school’s OCS, and he told me he had no idea whether it will be a problem. I am getting increasingly apprehensive about this, and I’d appreciate it if anyone who's been in a similar position can tell me if this is going to be an issue. (I realize I'll have to disclose this to the bar, and I have no problem doing that; I'm just concerned that if this information comes to light, this may cause my firm to withdraw its SA offer.)

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Re: SA background checks and suicide attempts

Postby 3|ink » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:50 pm

On the off chance this is for real, I'd say you're worrying over nothing.

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Re: SA background checks and suicide attempts

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Based on a few of my friends who had similar concerns that were later alleviated, it will not be a problem.

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Re: SA background checks and suicide attempts

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Based on a few of my friends who had similar concerns that were later alleviated, it will not be a problem.


OP here. Thank you.




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