In Bar Admissions Process, It's Candor Or Bust

By Richard Maltz (March 20, 2019, 3:18 PM EDT) -- You made it through law school, passed the bar examination and now are ready for the last step — the interview by the local character and fitness committee, in what you think will be a pro forma stop on the way to admission to the New York State Bar.

Whoops — you forgot about that minor incident in college that resulted in probation for a semester, the mistake that ended up as a "minor" misdemeanor in high school or the mental health issue that you have totally under control that you did not realize might have to be disclosed. Navigating the...

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