Moral Character Application Review

Don’t let issues from your past come back to haunt you when you apply for admission to the State Bar.

The smallest youthful indiscretion can derail your moral character application and cost you valuable time if you do not handle it well in the initial application.  Arrests, DUIs, guilty pleas (even when expunged), accusations of academic dishonesty, unpaid debts, and countless other issues can lead the moral character committee to hold up your application and prevent your admission.

The rest of your class may be admitted to practice and employed in law firms while you wait for the moral character committee to convene a hearing, and you may even have to appeal a negative determination in court.  A moral character trial can mean your application is delayed well over a year.

For more information on the moral character application process, click here for a detailed blog post on the topic.

Many applicants encounter obstacles in the course of getting approved. If you need assistance putting together your initial application, responding to inquiries from the moral character committee, or preparing for an informal conference, I can help.

I offer review of your application for a flat fee of $950.

This service is best for students who need help navigating the initial application process, including how to explain past mistakes and demonstrate good moral character today.

Retain me through my online process today and schedule a call to discuss your application.

This service includes a complete review of the entire MCA including notes on any narratives that need to be drafted/revised.  This flat fee service also includes an initial call with Megan to go through the issues.  If there are any questions, you and Megan will discuss through emails/calls.  Megan will also advise you on any documents you will need to include.  Megan will help you get the MCA package completely ready to go.

If you have a more complex situation requiring appeal of a negative determination, request for supplemental information after your initial filing, or another service related to your moral character application, please schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation in detail.


Practicality. All advice and meetings were centered around what was MOST useful, which was extremely helpful for bringing an uncomfortable situation to a resolution.

Human Touch. Megan was always cognizant of the human aspect in her responses and interactions. 

Experience. I followed Megan’s advice and I achieved the result I wanted through a process I was prepared for by Megan. Couldn’t ask for a better confidence booster. 


– Anonymous 

I had a previous attorney and I am so happy I changed to Megan Zavieh. Megan Zavieh was extremely efficient and competent. She is very knowledgeable of the ins and out of CA bar admission process and she has really good instincts. She was so fast at analyzing my case and coming up with strategies. She was instrumental in increasing my confidence when it came time to meet with sub committee of Bar Examiners. She also cared about the results of the process which was so helpful because I didn’t feel alone against the big administrative machine. I could not have done this without her. Recommend very highly.

– Aline

Megan was honest and experienced and that the process could be done electronically.   The whole process went smoothly and Megan and her team were pleasant to work with.  Also, that it resulted in an approved MCA!

– Anonymous