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Character and Fitness FAQ's
Who Will be recommended for admission to the bar?
What are the character and fitness standards?
How does the Board conduct further inquiry?
What can I do if my record includes problems or events which might cause the Board to inquire further?
Why is evidence of rehabilitation so important?
What kind of inquiry will be conducted if I have had a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, or treatment for either?
Will it delay my admission if I seek alcohol or drug treatment during law school?
What kind of inquiry will be conducted if my record includes a history of psychiatric or psychological counseling?
Why does the Board inquire about misdemeanor or felony arrests which did not result in convictions?
Do I have to disclose incidents from when I was a juvenile or those that were expunged?
Why are financial problems, such as past-due debts or an old bankruptcy, relevant to my admission?
I have been asked to submit a personal statement. What is that?
What is the most common reason for denial of a bar applicant?
What happens if an applicant is denied a certification recommending admission to the bar for based upon character and fitness?