Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby cheaptilts » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm

How would this come up? Who did you pay a fine to? Absent interacting with a member of the police department or school, disclosing is probably unnecessary. It seems like it was a private matter that was settled. IS there more to this story?
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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:03 pm

Agree with the advice NOT to mention this. Honestly, if it comes up on the background (and I doubt it will), you will be in big shit. If it comes up for the job, you will have to disclose for C&F, who will investigate (and find out) that you didn't disclose on your law school admission app. .. compounding the lack of disclosure.

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:22 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:Agree with the advice NOT to mention this. Honestly, if it comes up on the background (and I doubt it will), you will be in big shit. If it comes up for the job, you will have to disclose for C&F, who will investigate (and find out) that you didn't disclose on your law school admission app. .. compounding the lack of disclosure.


Is it even possible that it would come up in the background check, since no police were ever involved?

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby LockBox » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 pm

Is it possible to just hire a PI to do a background check for you? I'm sure it wouldn't be that expensive and you'd have at least a little bit more data to work with.

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:42 pm

Sounds like you got a civil demand letter and paid the fine. You should be okay, it won't show in a criminal background check, and shouldn't show on a credit check unless they sent you to collections which they shouldn't have since you paid.

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:08 pm

Sounds like you bought the stuff. I would keep it to yourself. There is no database for stuff like this. Won't come up in a background check.
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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby zot1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:10 pm

Delete this thread before someone else sees it.

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby foregetaboutdre » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:55 pm

I'd contact a CF attorney or go over the scenario with your dean of students. Also, I can't recall what law school app questions were like, but something is in my head that the questions are pretty vague like "have you committed a crime" or something so that may be an issue.

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Re: Will past shoplifting stop me from getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:19 pm

I'm in a similar situation--did things turn out okay for you?



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