Sitting for the Bar with poor character and fitness

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Sitting for the Bar with poor character and fitness

Postby john1990 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:19 pm

I was able to get into Law School alright, although, some schools did take a second look at my character and fitness and it may have led to me being put on a few waitlists.

My concern is, what are the chances of my character and fitness being an issue for being able to sit for the bar? I have never been convicted of a felony. However, I have many violation level offenses as a minor and 4 misdemeanors. 2 of which are as a minor.

I was trespassing on a neighbors porch after being invited over by staying for a couple seconds after she told me to leave. I then got violating an order of protection for throwing an egg at her parked car. Other misdemeanors were petty larceny for receiving stolen video games and upm. I also had a dui as a minor.

Will I be able to sit for the California bar? I was able to get a full scholarship at a 3T so I do not have much debt.
What work is out there for a JD graduate without the Bar?

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Re: Sitting for the Bar with poor character and fitness

Postby thesealocust » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:22 pm

Close to the only way to fail character & fitness is to lie during the process. It's not about keeping people out, especially people who have been through 3 years of law school - it's about doing a minimum level of due diligence on people's background before granting them a law license.

The worst case scenario is probably having to do some classes or affirmative disclosure about how you've reformed yourself or w/e.

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