From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

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From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby PDaddy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:58 am

Anyone who thinks that a background as a thief or fraudster is an automatic deal-breaker with the state bars will want to read this. Most people with such C & F issues won't be able to overcome them, but it isn't impossible.

Read the story of former Franklin High School (Seattle, WA) and Colorado State University football star Cleodis Floyd.

Felon back in court — as an attorney.

Caught up in a bank-fraud scheme as a college athlete, young man from Seattle faced years of struggles and setbacks, but never gave up on his goal...


http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/ ... erxml.html

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:17 am

applied three years in a row to each and every law school in the U.S


Holy application fees, Batman!

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Postby NYstate » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:24 am

But he lost his job because the firm didn't want to deal with his issues. So he is working for himself.

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby guano » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:05 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
applied three years in a row to each and every law school in the U.S


Holy application fees, Batman!

Considering he's still on parole, this probably means every law school in the state

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:38 pm

That's about the most depressing inspirational story I've ever read. All of that struggle for redemption just to wind up working as a solo doing DUI defense.

At least he won a few scholarships while in school. I wonder what his debt load is.

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Postby fordtheriver » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:42 pm

Above the law has a bank felon story about a guy who is going to clerk for the DC Circuit.

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby Joe Quincy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:05 pm

fordtheriver wrote:Above the law has a bank felon story about a guy who is going to clerk for the DC Circuit.


That guy (who has a book out) wrote a winning Supreme Court brief while in prison and then landed a job at like one of the two companies that prepare Court briefs...where he interacted with, gave advice to, and became friendly with nearly all of the top appelate lawyers and professors.

Then he went to law school. He hasn't cleared C&F yet either.

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby GJWheeler » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:59 am

Thx for posting, this is great! inspiration for us all!





brb, robbinhoodin a bank

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:22 pm

I'm sorry, how is that inspiring? Why should I, a law-abiding citizen, be happy for a felon who gets into the profession I'm entering?

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Postby masked kavana » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:47 am

NoodleyOne wrote:I'm sorry, how is that inspiring? Why should I, a law-abiding citizen, be happy for a felon who gets into the profession I'm entering?


Womp Womp

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Re: From bank felon to attorney, an inspirational story...

Postby hephaestus » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:15 am

Ti Malice wrote:That's about the most depressing inspirational story I've ever read. All of that struggle for redemption just to wind up working as a solo doing DUI defense.

At least he won a few scholarships while in school. I wonder what his debt load is.

Yes this is more sad than inspirational.




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