September 29, 2009
One Final Hurdle
The Georgia Supreme Court held yesterday that fitness for readmission was established of an attorney who had voluntarily surrendered his license in 1989. He had pled guilty to charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was pardoned in 1995 with all civil rights restored except with respect to firearms.
The court cited the following in support of its conclusion:
...he has become increasingly involved in a religious community, engaging in intensive Talmudic and Bible study. [He] performs volunteer work with a religious organization assisting Jewish inmates, attends synagogue regularly, performs community service on civic committees in lakewood township in New Jersey.
He must take and pass the Georgia bar exam and achieve a scaled score of 75 on the MPRE to complete the reinstatement process. (Mike Frisch)
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