Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Admission Denied

The Maryland Court of Appeals adopted the recommendation of the State Board of Law Examiners and denied admission to an applicant who "had shown a pattern of financial irresponsibility, had not been candid in disclosures on his law school and Bar applications, and had had an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old female." The board's Character Committee found that the applicant's "fervant cleanup of his credit [was] belated and unconvincing." The committee had "lingering, unresolved concerns about the entire history [of the applicant's involvement with the 15 year old] and propriety of the relationship" but found "it clear that the young woman was not emotionally mature enough to enter into, much less maintain, her relationship with applicant." After reviewing its precedents on financial irresponsibility and candor as bar admission issues, the court also found that the applicant's "moral fitness and character is impugned by the inappropriate relationship..." (Mike Frisch)

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