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Thomas Kim

Leading the effort to remove bar admission barrier for undocumented law students

October 05, 2017

Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status. Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the

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When what you don't know can end your legal career before it starts

June 06, 2017

Every year around this time, graduating law students are preparing to take the bar exam; and completing the Character & Fitness questionnaires with the hope that the Committee will find they are fit to practice law. Perhaps you know a law student; or you have one working in your office;

Ethics Webinar - Character and Fitness

Worried about the Character and Fitness Application? This video can help.

October 13, 2016

As a law student, you have to pass your jurisdiction's character and fitness application if you want to sit for the bar. Students typically complete this extensive background check sometime during law school or when they apply to take the bar. Get that? You'll just have to wait to find out

Ethics Webinar - Character and Fitness

The Other Bar Hurdle: the Character and Fitness Requirement

December 01, 2013

Many non-lawyers don’t know that the bar admission process requires new lawyers to pass a character and fitness test before they can practice law and to adhere to high professional standards once admitted. In theory, the character and fitness requirement protects the public from individuals whose past conduct shows they

Law student talking to therapist.

Character and Fitness: How to Handle Substance Abuse or Mental Illness

May 01, 2011

Law students and lawyers reveal how they overcame substance abuse and mental illness and offer advice on answering bar application questions on these personal issues. Christopher Gutschenritter knew he had a drinking problem. But he worried that if he sought treatment, it might jeopardize the work he had already completed at