Thursday, October 11, 2007
Posted by Alan Childress
I was sent this by a reader, who asks your advice in comments (or a new post, if the editors here want to weigh in). Here is what the email says:
I'm a 3L seeking getting ready to seek admission in California in the next year. I'd like your opinion (and everyone else's) as to what should be done about my situation...
I'm a 3L at a top 25 law school. Recently, I was convicted of my second DUI (my second criminal conviction ever, and not in the same state as my first). The first was three years ago, close to the start of law school. I have done everything asked by the courts, all the alcohol awareness classes, and entered counseling a few months ago regarding the family issues that precipitated the second DUI in August 2007. (I confess, the first was an amateur mistake - that was simply a matter of my own stupidity). Are there any other ideas as to what needs to be done for bar admittance or soundness of moral character? Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.