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Elizabeth Conan, “the perfect defense to the FBBE.”

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“At the moment I spoke with her for the first time I knew she was the right attorney for me.”

– Avvo review

Barry University/Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Application Review

Law school application responses can make or break you – getting an application to Barry Law done right can help avoid serious problems with the state bar application down the line.

Elizabeth Conan consults with prospective Barry Law students about their skills and credentials and reviews their applications before submission for strengths, weaknesses and accuracy.

It’s critical that an applicant has the ability to not only candidly explain questionable situations, but to frankly admit their own shortcomings as well.

If a prospective Barry Law student is concerned about their past conduct, Elizabeth can offer solutions that could help mitigate adverse impressions, putting the applicant closer to Barry Law admission that may not have seemed possible.

Florida Bar Application Review for Barry Law Students

It’s critical that an applicant has the ability to not only explain the situations which have been identified as questionable, but to admit their own shortcomings as well.

It’s also extremely important not to rush through an application simply to meet a deadline.

Elizabeth Conan is available to screen Barry Law students’ Florida Bar applications before they’re submitted to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. She offers solutions that could help mitigate any concerns about negative information.

Elizabeth has been actively representing the interests of Florida Bar applicants since 2008, and she’s revised and strengthened hundreds of Florida Bar applications since then. Contact her confidentially to schedule a Bar application screening.

Character & Fitness Investigations

The Board gives Barry Law applicants who appear before them an opportunity to put troubling past conduct into context, and to explain why it would not impact their work as a Florida attorney, if the Board decides to recommend their admission.

Fear of the unknown is unpleasant, and an applicant’s attorney should be able to shed some light on the Board’s proceedings to help quell that fear. This takes representing applicants at more than a few hearings.

Elizabeth is an attorney experienced in bar admissions. She understands what evidence is necessary to meet the burden of proof, has familiarity with the members of the Board, and can guide the applicant to professionals who could help with admission, if necessary.

Each of the following situations might call an applicant’s character & fitness into question, but generally, none of them will necessarily preclude an applicant from practicing law in Florida:

  • blemishes in academic credentials
  • financial struggles and poor credit
  • law enforcement contacts, detentions, criminal charges
  • living with an addictive disease or mental illness 
  • lawsuits or other claims/complaints
  • employment problems
  • poor driving history and DL suspensions

These type of situations present opportunities for a Barry Law applicant to demonstrate to the Board honesty, personal growth and show how applicant has rehabilitated and learned something from their experiences.

Candor

Sometimes applicants don’t feel compelled to be honest about information they provide, even if they are not lying per se.

But if a prospective lawyer cannot be fully truthful about themselves now, how can they be trusted to be fully truthful with their clients, colleagues and the courts in the future?

Lack of disclosure can all too easily lead to serious problems with Florida Bar admission. The risks involved with erring on the side of silence are enormous. When in doubt, disclose.

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My experience was beyond exceptional. Ms Conan knows what she is doing, she is professional, human, kind, compassionate, and she has a high level of integrity! I’m full of gratitude with life, as I got so lucky to have as my legal counsel. Thank you, Elizabeth, for all the support and commitment at every stage of this process!

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Elizabeth is a role model attorney that deeply cares for her clients. I hope I do not hold the record for the longest running client of hers but I bet I am close. If you are reading these reviews most likely you are in a bad situation, and you might not even realize how bad of a situation you are in. You need someone...

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I want to provide the highest recommendation to anyone who needs the assistance of an attorney during the process of an investigative hearing with the Florida bar. Elizabeth Conan is truly a professional and is highly skilled in her preparation for her clients. She provided direction for me with instructions and ...

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I hired Elizabeth to represent me in an investigative hearing with the FBBE. At the moment I spoke with her for the first time I knew she was the right attorney for me. First of all, I contacted her in December for a hearing in March and she told me she could not take my case because she already had 7 cases for March...

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I'll be honest. I have been a practicing attorney for 22 years and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have issues with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners but when that certified letter came, I was devastated. I immediately called and interviewed several attorneys. All were very nice and outlined their plan of attack.

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Navigating the Florida Bar Admissions process was highly stressful as an individual who had "lived" before law school. I am confident I would not have had the same successful outcome had it not been for the help of Ms. Conan. She was efficient, respectful, and knowledgeable in her representation. I highly recommend ...

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I hired Ms. Conan to assist me with an investigative hearing before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. She is an amazing attorney and person. She will be thorough in helping you prepare and in reviewing your history and bar application. My favorite thing about working with Ms. Conan is that she is straightforward ...

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First things first, if you have an investigatory hearing, do not waste any more of your time and call Ms. Conan! I thoroughly researched different attorney’s and spoke to some about my issue. However, when I spoke with Ms. Conan, it could not have been anymore clear that she was the one. I cannot speak on everyone’s ...

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I contacted Ms. Conan when I did not find a way to obtain my bar clearance from a previous issue I had in college. Since the first consultation, I was amazed by her expertise in the field and her patience. Ms. Conan stayed with me on the phone for an hour and was very direct on what I had to do.

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