This Article aims to help secure compliance with each bar’s standards by revealing the typical reasoning behind these rules, as well as how to comply with them. Part II of this Article describes the inception and evolution of the character requirement. Part III outlines the issues that the bar examines to discern character. Part IV proposes methods for applicants to deal with problems areas. Part V contains closing remarks. The best advice for any applicant with concern regarding admission is to contact an attorney familiar with the bar admission process in the targeted jurisdiction. Because “[c]haracter is much easier kept than recovered,” early legal advice and action can be invaluable. Even potential law school applicants and current law students may benefit from this Article by preventing later delays in their bar admission process.
Clemens, Aaron M.
"Facing the Klieg Lights: Understanding the "Good Moral Character" Examiniaton for Bar Applicants,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 40
, Article 2.
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