How screwed for Character & Fitness (NY)?

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How screwed for Character & Fitness (NY)?

Postby Bronx Bum » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:29 am

Passed bar in NY. I got into a fight at a bar during my 2L year. I ended up winning the fight...pretty good (not with a law student...during the summer). I was arrested. After I called a lawyer, he came down and thanks to some other people I knew, they didn't charge me with assault. I just got disorderly conduct. Still, the police report said everything. It all ended up being dropped.

I disclosed to the school. They took no disciplinary action. I also told C&F everything they needed to know.

I also have a drinking citation from when I was 20. I sent in my application right away. Am I going to have trouble?

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Re: How screwed for Character & Fitness (NY)?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:27 pm

Nope you'll be fine.

The nightmare scenario is you have to do an anger management class or drinking class or something stupid, or else maybe your interview is a little longer/more awkward than most. Kind of doubt even that though.

As long as you disclose everything and take steps to correct anything that goes wrong in your life, the bar really isn't in the business of denying law licenses for prior transgressions. They just need to diligence people before empowering them to hold client confidences/funds/etc.

p.s. congrats on winning the fight!

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