How will the Board weigh prior conduct in determining fitness?

The Board will use the following factors in assigning weight and significance regarding prior conduct:

  1. applicant's age at the time of the conduct
  2. recentness of the conduct
  3. reliability of the information concerning the conduct
  4. seriousness of the conduct
  5. factors underlying the conduct
  6. cumulative effect of conduct or information
  7. evidence of rehabilitation
  8. applicant's positive social contributions since the conduct
  9. applicant's candor in the admissions process
  10. materiality of any omissions or misrepresentations

Where there has been past misconduct demonstrating a lack of the character and fitness necessary to be admitted to practice law, the Board will consider evidence of an applicant’s rehabilitation in evaluating the applicant’s current fitness to practice law.