Moral Character Application Under Review

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Appleton

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Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby Appleton » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:35 pm

Is there anyone still have Moral Character Application under review? I took the July CA Bar exam, and I completed the MCA Application around April. Is it unusual that my application is still under review? Do I have to contact anyone?

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby a819v5T5dVe » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:49 pm

I'm in the same boat...

dabigchina

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby dabigchina » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:06 pm

same deal, only I submitted beginning of May. It's killing me. I called my analyst a week ago and left a voicemail (ofc she did not get back to me.)

gluttonforpunishment

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby gluttonforpunishment » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:18 pm

Same here. Received notice that initial processing was completed on 5/30. I haven't heard anything more.

FinallyPassedTheBar

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby FinallyPassedTheBar » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm

From what I have read and heard, CA is increasing their scrutiny of C&F apps. I wouldn't be surprised if the 6-8 months generic time frame becomes an 8-10 month time frame in the near future.

bacillusanthracis

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby bacillusanthracis » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 am

Over a year here, and got a notice back in August that it could take another 6-8 months. I'm older though, have owned businesses, sued, been sued, divorced, child custody, etc. IOW, I've had a life.

Passing the bar was great, but here I am, still not a lawyer.

InterAlia1961

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby InterAlia1961 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:38 am

The first time around, it took them almost 22 months to deny me. I had a couple of DOs to answer for and at the time, one was less than ten-years old. The first time, I hadn't passed the CBX when I was denied.

The second time around, it took them eight months to invite me the informal conference. Last time, it was 21 months before I received the invitation. I couldn't attend the informal conference last time for reasons that aren't important now. This time, I had to reschedule because of a serious health issue requiring surgery. I attended the formal conference a couple weeks ago and am currently awaiting the committee's decision.

It you're application is taking longer than 8 months, there's an issue. Be proactive. As for calling, read the material on the Bar's Admission page. It says specifically that submitting an inquiry in writing is better: https://www.calbarxap.com/applications/ ... actus.html

InterAlia1961

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby InterAlia1961 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:07 pm

Denied again. Totally disappointed. Take it seriously people. Hire a C&F lawyer. The informal conference is far trickier than you think.

FinallyPassedTheBar

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby FinallyPassedTheBar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:50 pm

InterAlia1961 wrote:Denied again. Totally disappointed. Take it seriously people. Hire a C&F lawyer. The informal conference is far trickier than you think.



I'm sorry to hear this, I was rooting for you.

Did they give a reason for the denial?

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Re: Moral Character Application Under Review

Postby InterAlia1961 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:10 pm

FinallyPassedTheBar wrote:I'm sorry to hear this, I was rooting for you.

Did they give a reason for the denial?


Yes. I failed to seek counseling after the incident 15 years ago. No kidding. I may appeal. I'm speaking with counsel next week.



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