You’re not a lawyer yet, but the California State Bar Office of Admissions will treat you like one when it comes to evaluating those moments in your past you are least proud of. And if you fail to make full disclosure on your Moral Character Application, the State Bar can institute proceedings to revoke your law license after you are admitted.
“[In] many respects the difference between admission and disciplinary proceedings is more apparent than real.” In re Glass (2014) 58 Cal.4th 500, 521, 316 P.3d 1199, 1213.
You’re not a lawyer yet, but you need representation like any other lawyer who is trying to protect her license. Hiring experienced ethics counsel before you press the Send button on your moral character application is smarter money than a bar review course. You get the peace of mind of knowing that an experienced professional is navigating you through a process with which you are completely unfamiliar.
I can help. I am an experienced California State Bar admissions attorney.