California Bar Moral Character

ringdabell
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California Bar Moral Character

Postby ringdabell » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:24 pm

Hi. Had mine submitted more than a month ago. Most of my references got the form in a few days therefrom. But some (two I think) references didn't get a form and it's been a few weeks, still no forms. Is this normal? should I contact the bar administration? please help. thanks.

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Worker and Parasite
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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby Worker and Parasite » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:56 pm

Not every reference will be sent a form (source my friend who posted the same question to his facebook)

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:59 pm

Yes, normal. Some of mine never received the form either and I just got my letter saying I passed a couple weeks ago.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby ringdabell » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:13 pm

Thanks. I was getting worried about this. How long does it take for the status to change? My status currently is still that it's under review after having received the paper app.
What should I expect from here? (In-person interview - is there an alternative if you are outside resident)?

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:37 pm

Nothing, unless they need something else. If I recall correctly, I got a letter saying they'd let me know if they needed anything else, and then the next letter was telling me I passed.

I don't have all the letters with me, but I submitted March 1 and was approved June 8. Mine was smooth sailing with no other requests for further info.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby atticus89 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:06 am

Timing could vary but they'll be in touch if something is wrong. Mine took 6 months to clear and they didn't even contact me to follow up on anything and the references they contacted told me they replied within a day or two.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby El Pollito » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:36 am

It's normal for CA C&F to take 6 - 9 months.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby acronyx » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:42 pm

mushybrain wrote:Nothing, unless they need something else. If I recall correctly, I got a letter saying they'd let me know if they needed anything else, and then the next letter was telling me I passed.

I don't have all the letters with me, but I submitted March 1 and was approved June 8. Mine was smooth sailing with no other requests for further info.

Similar -- submitted April 13, approved June 30. So much for 180 days! Maybe we're just extra-moral?

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby duskfall » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:00 pm

Mine took 8 months. June 2014 to February 2015. I had submitted after I got my results for the feb 2014 cal bar.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby ringdabell » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:55 am

Hello. OP here. Mine literally just got cleared but now what?
Unfortunately, I just moved to another country so not sure what I'm supposed to do to finalize this admission process?
Also will want to go inactive.. Can someone please help me? Thanks a lot!

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby NorCal2015 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:43 pm

I think Cal Bar administers sworn in ceremony twice a year, but you don't need to be there to get admitted. Go to the Future Lawyers section of the State Bar website and look under Authority to Administer Attorney's Oath. There are instructions on what to do if you are in a foreign country. I also just found out that I got C&F cleared but don't want to wait till December to get admitted.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby arizzle » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:47 am

Anyone who took the Feb 15 exam still waiting on C & F?

I submitted in June. Finally got a letter first week of October that my application has been assigned to an analyst. Just twiddling my thumbs in the mean time.

Debating if it's worth calling or not.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby gaagoots » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:06 am

arizzle wrote:Anyone who took the Feb 15 exam still waiting on C & F?

I submitted in June. Finally got a letter first week of October that my application has been assigned to an analyst. Just twiddling my thumbs in the mean time.

Debating if it's worth calling or not.


After I got the letter assigning me to an analyst in SF, it was done within a month. I expected mine to take longer than 4 months total, because I lived in another country.

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Re: California Bar Moral Character

Postby mike.alexander23 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:52 pm

arizzle wrote:Anyone who took the Feb 15 exam still waiting on C & F?

I submitted in June. Finally got a letter first week of October that my application has been assigned to an analyst. Just twiddling my thumbs in the mean time.

Debating if it's worth calling or not.


Yes, definitely get in contact with your analyst. Mine was assigned and I got radio silence for 2 months until I finally called. My analyst said "we've been missing a reference form". It would have been nice if they told me that 2 months earlier!! They'll tell you what you're missing and you can be proactive to completing your app and speeding up the process.




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