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New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:12 pm

Does anyone have first-hand knowledge of what the C&F process is like in New Jersey? How strict are they, comparatively speaking?

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby L_William_W » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:14 pm

They're MUCH less stringent than NY. You basically submit fingerprints and they do a background check.

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:48 pm

L_William_W wrote:They're MUCH less stringent than NY. You basically submit fingerprints and they do a background check.


Thanks. Are they regressive about mental health issues? Have you gone through NJLAP?

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
L_William_W wrote:They're MUCH less stringent than NY. You basically submit fingerprints and they do a background check.


Thanks. Are they regressive about mental health issues? Have you gone through NJLAP?

I got through no problem with a serious but well managed axis I condition. I can't remember if the application didn't require disclosure (I know NY did), or if I just disclosed and never heard any more about it. I got through NY fine too. I suspect that most states don't look twice at mental illness unless the person seems like they are actively and very seriously sick - which is nearly impossible since the person has to graduate law school and pass the bar to be in this position.

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby shantideva » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
L_William_W wrote:They're MUCH less stringent than NY. You basically submit fingerprints and they do a background check.


Thanks. Are they regressive about mental health issues? Have you gone through NJLAP?

I got through no problem with a serious but well managed axis I condition. I can't remember if the application didn't require disclosure (I know NY did), or if I just disclosed and never heard any more about it. I got through NY fine too. I suspect that most states don't look twice at mental illness unless the person seems like they are actively and very seriously sick - which is nearly impossible since the person has to graduate law school and pass the bar to be in this position.


The NJ app does require disclosure, and I did disclose, providing contact info for my treatment providers.

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby Civilservant » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:50 pm

I'm sure if you made it through 3 consecutive years of law school without any trouble, you should be fine.

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Re: New Jersey Character & Fitness

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Civilservant wrote:I'm sure if you made it through 3 consecutive years of law school without any trouble, you should be fine.


Unfortunately I was disciplined in law school (for behavioral reasons, not cheating/plagiarism).



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