Saturday, May 9, 2009

Case of the Week 5.11.09

An applicant's financial issues -- and the applicant's failure to disclose those issues -- will trouble the bar examiners.

An applicant was disqualified from reapplying for admission to the Florida bar for five years after he failed to disclose his divorce proceedings, failed to disclose that he attended a college to which he owed money, and failed to disclose that he was rejected for a loan due to delinquent credit. Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re. R.L.W., 793 So. 2d 918 (Fla. 2001)The court noted, “this Court should focus not solely on the initial underlying conduct which R.L.W. failed to disclose or misrepresented…but on R.L.W.’s repeated and multiple failures to disclose that conduct to multiple Bar associations, and his engagement in conduct designed to further hide the truth.” Id., at 926.

No comments: