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Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:04 am

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby trebekismyhero » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Are you talking about big law? If so, I don't see how it would be treated any worse than a DUI and I know several ppl that had DUIs prior to getting offers and it did not matter.

Gov't would probably be a different story.

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:55 pm

I know a DA with multiple felony charges. TLS doesn't have a great handle on how badly you have to fuck up to not get a job as a lawyer

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:38 pm

Yeah I'm mostly talking about biglaw and medium sized firms in Florida. I have an interview coming up and I'm nervous if I get an offer it might be rescinded after a background check

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:03 am

Anyone else got any experiences to offer? Losing more and more sleep over this, maybe I'm just paranoid?

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby rpupkin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else got any experiences to offer? Losing more and more sleep over this, maybe I'm just paranoid?

It's just too easy . . .

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby mjb447 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:13 am

Let's assume that there's a nonzero chance that this is going to affect your chances. Is there anything you can do about it?

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby RaceJudicata » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else got any experiences to offer? Losing more and more sleep over this, maybe I'm just paranoid?


Smoke some pot before you go to bed. Seriously. And echoing mjb, nothing you can possibly do now. The worst thing you can do is let the paranoia impact your interviews.

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby blueapple » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:00 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else got any experiences to offer? Losing more and more sleep over this, maybe I'm just paranoid?

It's just too easy . . .


:lol:
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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:26 pm

mjb447 wrote:Let's assume that there's a nonzero chance that this is going to affect your chances. Is there anything you can do about it?


I understand theres nothing I can do about it now - I just want to know if after I get an offer I should be continuously applying for other firms just incase I have some offers rescinded because of this.

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:54 am

Just imagine how much fun it's going to be filling out c&f for the bar

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby rpupkin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:56 am

t-14orbust wrote:Just imagine how much fun it's going to be filling out c&f for the bar

lol @ the notion of a state allowing a convicted pothead to practice law.

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:22 am

rpupkin wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Just imagine how much fun it's going to be filling out c&f for the bar

lol @ the notion of a state allowing a convicted pothead to practice law.

1. Not formally convicted, 2. already filled out my bar application. Why be assholes guys, this is a fairly common charge, no?

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby rpupkin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:33 am

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rpupkin wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Just imagine how much fun it's going to be filling out c&f for the bar

lol @ the notion of a state allowing a convicted pothead to practice law.

1. Not formally convicted, 2. already filled out my bar application. Why be assholes guys, this is a fairly common charge, no?

Dude. You got some reassuring responses in response to your initial post, but you insisted on continuing your freakout. You're the one who apparently wants to stress out over this. We're just giving you what you want.

Seriously, what do you want us to say? We don't know the midlaw offices in Florida you're applying to; and, even if you told us the names of the firms, we almost surely wouldn't know anything about their hiring policies. As you accurately recognize, your charge is "fairly common"; I seriously doubt it will be an issue for you. But I suppose there's always a chance that a firm will have some idiosyncratic drug-charge policy that results in a refusal to extend you an offer. No amount of posting here will eliminate that (slim) chance. Just chill out.

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Re: Do applicants get rejected for...

Postby mjb447 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:48 am

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mjb447 wrote:Let's assume that there's a nonzero chance that this is going to affect your chances. Is there anything you can do about it?


I understand theres nothing I can do about it now - I just want to know if after I get an offer I should be continuously applying for other firms just incase I have some offers rescinded because of this.

Yeah, as a few people already told you, this probably isn't something you need to worry about, but general TLS knowledge isn't going to protect you from some random anti-drug policy or some lawyer on the hiring committee whose son tragically overdosed on the marijuana. Best thing you can do is stop worrying about it because, like I said, there's really nothing you can do about that kind of random bad luck. (And, like RaceJudicata said, if you're losing sleep over this it might affect you negatively while you're interviewing, which is probably the way this is most likely to hurt you.)



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