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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.”

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FAMU School of Law Application Review

The Board of Bar Examiners reviews your FAMU law school application when it conducts its background investigation. If you didn’t disclose something on your law school application that should have been disclosed, the Board will want to know why.

Omissions are an avoidable problem. Elizabeth Conan reviews law school applications for weaknesses and can help applicants correct those issues long before they become a problem with the Board of Bar Examiners.

If a future FAMU Law student is worried about a blemished past, Elizabeth offers solutions that could help put the law school application in the best possible light, putting the applicant closer to admission to FAMU Law and possibly preventing issues before they arise with the Board down the line.

FAMU Law Students’ Bar Application Review

The ideal applicant has the ability to clearly and fully explain circumstances that have been identified as troublesome, and admit to their own role in those circumstances, too.

Applicants need to allot plenty of time to the application process so as not to rush to meet a deadline.

Elizabeth Conan can screen FAMU Law students’ Florida Bar applications prior to submission, and she can offer advice that could help mitigate concerns about negative past history.

Since 2008, Elizabeth has revised and strengthened hundreds of Florida Bar applications. Contact her confidentially to schedule a Bar application screening.

Character & Fitness Investigations

The Board gives FAMU Law applicants an opportunity to put troubling past conduct into context, and to explain why that prior conduct would not affect their work as a Florida attorney if admitted.

An applicant’s attorney should be able to shed some light on the Board’s character and fitness proceedings to help quell any fears. This takes representing applicants at more than just a few hearings.

Elizabeth is skilled in helping students gain admission to The Florida Bar. She understands what evidence needs to be submitted, has familiarity with Board members, and if necessary, can guide the student to professionals who could help see the student to admission goals.

While the situations listed below could call an applicant’s character and fitness into question, they don’t necessarily preclude an applicant from practicing law in Florida:

  • academic suspension, probation or other discipline
  • bad credit
  • police detentions and criminal charges
  • living with an addictive disease and/or with mental illness 
  • legal claims brought against applicant
  • job terminations
  • drivers license suspensions

These type of situations present opportunities for a FAMU Law applicant to demonstrate candor and growth, and show the Board of Bar Examiners how applicant has rehabilitated and moved past their experiences.

Candor

Sometimes applicants don’t feel they need to be honest about information they provide because they’re “technically” answering a Bar application question. Maybe the misconduct happened a year or two outside of the scope called for in the question.

That’s troublesome to the Board for a myriad of reasons. The bottom line is that it’s deceptive to omit information that could potentially impact the Board’s admission recommendation. If a future lawyer cannot be completely honest about themselves while filling out the Bar application, how can they be trustworthy in the courtroom?

Lack of disclosure can and does lead to serious problems with the Board of Bar Examiners. When in doubt, disclose, because the risks associated with silence are too costly.

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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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