Thursday, May 22, 2008
The New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department denied bar admission to an unnamed applicant in light of a past history that included a conviction (and jail sentence) for possession with intent to distribute LSD, leaving the scene of a property damage automobile accident, possession of marijuana and jumping a subway turnstile. Noting that the applicant had made efforts to address debt issues, the court concluded that admission was not warranted under the circumstances. The applicant had passed the bar examination.
The incidents recited above took place in 1995. There is no indication in the order whether the court might reconsider its decision at a future date. (Mike Frisch)