Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pattern Of Dishonesty Or Youthful Indiscretions?

The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant based on three cited factors: the fact that previous law firm employers would not rehire her, numerous traffic citations and extensive involvement in civil litigation.

The court majority found that the applicant had engaged in a "pattern of dishonest and untrustworthy behavior" not mitigated by her medical issues.

A dissent would conditionally admit the applicant, noting that she had graduated from Tulane University at age 19 and suffers from ADHD.

The dissent viewed the incidents in her past as "youthful indiscretions" that took place a decade ago. (Mike Frisch)

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