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Dealing with lectures, readings, and exams is one thing, but a stressful investigation that you don’t want to find yourself dealing with is another. Professional License Admissions (State Bars, etc.) can be very thorough with their character and fitness background check, which can last up to 9 to 12 months after submitting your application. Once they believe that you may have had issues that bring into question your character and fitness, you may be called for an investigative hearing for further inquiries.
Many professional applicants fail to prepare for full disclosure to the respective licensing agency until they find themselves needing to explain a problematic part of their past. Therefore, it is more convenient to include something not required than failing to disclose a minor event. Omissions and incomplete or misleading information in professional applications are the leading causes of difficulty in the professional license admission process. If you’re having second thoughts about a certain part of your background, it is most recommended to seek professional judgment – what to say and how to say it – and not wait until you receive a Notice to Appear.
Information that should be disclosed on your professional license application:
- Criminal Incidents
- Lapse in Employment
- Academic Probation
- Financial Irresponsibility (debt, tax delinquency, or unusually frequent loans) or Bankruptcy
- Any litigation
- Certain traffic infractions
- Alcohol, Drugs or Chemical dependency
- Mental Health Issues
No matter what may be in your past, offering a full disclosure is more favorable than having an investigative hearing turn to a formal hearing, or worse, denied admission. At Greg Greenberg Law, PLLC, we offer help to professional licensing applicants by obtaining relevant documents, giving professional judgment, and assisting with amendments before submitting their bar application. This firm also represents applicants in investigative and/or formal hearings that may be required from respective professional licensing authority. Greg Greenberg Law, PLLC has appeared before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE), the Alabama Bar Admission and the Georgia Bar Admission offices. It is important to keep in mind that any notice one may receive from their State Bar Admissions Office should not be taken lightly.