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C and F question for friend

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:35 pm

Is this a C and F issue that could cause issue? One of my good friends was a sales manager at one of the major retail companies. He was fired for purchasing several items that had pricing error. The pricing errors were not too egregious compared to sales pricing but the loss prevention office said based on the original price of the items compared to the pricing error price, he caused a bad loss. He said it was an oversight on his behalf when he made the purchase but still lost his job. Would he have to disclose this and would it hurt the bar application C and F process? He made the purchases legitimately (has the receipts) and didn't steal.

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Re: C and F question for friend

Postby ClubberLang » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:16 am

Sounds serious enough to contact a C&F attorney, given that he/she was a manager and it was a "bad loss." It is certainly something to disclose though. My uninformed opinion is that a lack of candor on something resembling theft could delay or prevent admission outright, particularly if recent.

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Re: C and F question for friend

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:21 am

Bar applications do ask if you have ever been fired from a previous position. Thus, s/he would probably have to disclose that. Plus, your friend will need to give all of his/her previous employers, usually for the past 10 years.

Just reading this, this smells of some sort of deceit or "getting away with something." I don't know all the facts, but these facts venture into the territory of honesty and trying to get away with something by flying under the radar. The smell test raises a flag you do not want raised. Honesty issues are usually taken very seriously by the board of bar examiners.

Tell your friend to look at the bar application for his or her state and to go through the questions and anticipate how he or she would answer them. Aside from crimes of moral turpitude, the absolute worst thing you can do in terms of gaining admittance to the profession is lying on your bar application.

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Re: C and F question for friend

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:43 am

OP here... He just wanted to know what he was supposed to do since he was planning on applying to law school in the upcoming cycle. As far as I know the kid has no other issues. Just curious to know if this was a type of dealbreaker that crushed other peoples character and fitness reviews by the bar.

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Re: C and F question for friend

Postby mynameismyname » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:21 am

Does "lack of candor" in the legal sense mean that you just have to be forthcoming and honest in order to pass bar? Or are some non-criminal issues just as bad?

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Re: C and F question for friend

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:16 am

This is a serious C&F issue, and he should consult with an attorney.




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