Thursday, December 1, 2011
The December 2011 online edition of the California Bar Journal has a report on the application for bar admission of Stephen Glass:
For the first time in 11 years, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of a would-be lawyer denied admission to the State Bar because of moral character issues. The bar petitioned the court to consider the case of Stephen Glass, a disgraced former journalist who won national infamy for making up whole or parts of stories and now wants to practice law in California. Although the Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) denied Glass admission on moral character grounds, it was overruled by both a State Bar Court hearing judge and a split review panel that said he should be admitted. The Supreme Court granted review last month on a petition from the CBE.
It's a pretty rare character and fitness case where the conduct at issue has been the subject of a movie. (Mike Frisch)