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 appealing a negative determination, I can help.