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.
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.