Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bar Admission Delayed

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied admission on character and fitness grounds to a recent graduate of the University of Dayton Law School.

The applicant was convicted of a fifth degree felony while a senior in college. After suffering some financial setbacks, she and a friend were caught shoplifting designer jeans with the intent to resell.

The conviction was fully disclosed on law school and bar applications.

Another incident -- plagiarism from an internet source for a college academic paper --was not disclosed.

The applicant will be allowed to sit for the July 2014 Ohio bar exam. (MIke Frisch)


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this is a tough decision, but we as lawyers need to comply with a very high level of integrity and even the appearance of an impropriety creates problems. Here this record is far from clean and does raise concerns. I hate to be cruel but I think the Supreme Court got this one right.

Posted by: Steven J Fromm | Jul 23, 2013 6:03:05 AM

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