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I like educating people and in MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE law students have little to no clue about the character and fitness portion of Bar admission.  If you know it all, then by all means, share your thoughts.  So far, all you've done is bash me for trying to encourage people to pursue a career.  I've never proclaimed myself as high and mighty, but it's nice to know someone out there thinks I am.  ;D  Have a great day!

The only reason i keep mentioning that I was an investigator with the FL Board of Bar Examiners is to add credibility to the advice I give...Google it. If you don't like what I'm saying, then don't do anything I say.  Why does it offend you that I post some of my professional experience?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Past Record Disclosure
« on: July 01, 2010, 07:02:20 AM »
As a former investigator with the FL Board of Bar Examiners I can tell you now that the biggest red flag would be non-disclosure.  Lack of Candor is grounds for denial of admission to the Bar.  I don't know what state you intend to practive law, but in FL we requested law school applications and compared those responses to other informatioin we found.  Besides, attorneys should operate according to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism therefore, non-disclosure should never be an option.  Be honest and candid.

I'm a former investigator for the FL Board of Bar Examiners and the first step is full disclosure on your law school applications.  Also, I'd recommend that you do a lot of volunteer work.  This will help prove rehab when you apply for bar admittance. As an investigator I had cases of applicants who committed felonies and got admission to law school and the Bar.  Yes, the conduct is taken into consideration, but so are other factors such as: age at the time of the offense, any patterns of behavior, evidence of rehab, and the overall character and fitness of the person.    Good luck!

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: FAMU Law School
« on: June 15, 2010, 07:32:19 PM »
I got my undergrad degree at FSU and lived there five additional years and I can say as a black female who lived in Tallahassee, I never experienced any racism.  Racisms exists everywhere so I wouldn't let that deter me from attending any school.

On another note, FAMU is notorious for giving students the run around about financial aid. having had family graduate from there I can attest to that fact.  Lol, my coworker, who is a FAMU grad, and i were discussing that very issue at work today.

You know, I'm now a parole examiner here in FL and one of my duties is to conduct investigations for restoration of civil rights.  If you reside in Fl and were convicted of a felony in another state, military, or federal court, you must apply to have your rights restored in FL.  FL is one of maybe 5 states in which civil rights are not automatically restored upon the completion of the sentence.  This does not  include the right to possess a firearm, which is a different application.  There is a huge backlog of pending applications for the restoration of civil rights in FL. My advice to anyone who plans to get admitted to the FL Bar and has a felony conviction is to apply to have your rights restored ASAP.


When i was an investigator people who claimed to have forgotten they arrested raised red flags.  You're only 33.  Surely you can at least remember what state/county these arrests ocurred in.  you will need to review your law school application and amend it if necessary...even if you are already in law school.  Second, if' you submitted a bar application, youw ill need to amend it as well.  You can request copies of the arrest report, judgment/sentence, or disposition so that you can report accurate information.  Hope that helps

FL does not turn down all felons.  If your civil rights have not been restored, you are not eligible for admission to the FL Bar.  I personally investigated convicted felons who were admitted to the Bar in FL.  The Board considers several things including the nature of the offense, age during the commission of the crime, and what the person has been doing since the conviction.  The Board considers the total person.  Not all felonies are violent.  If you are convicted of driving with a suspended license habitual in FL, that is a felony.


As a former investigator with the FL Board of Bar Examiners, i can tell you that your challenge won't come from bar school admission, but in obtaining admission to practice law. Do you have any felony convictions?  If so, you want to make sure your civil rights have been restored.  I don't know what state you're in or plan to practice law, but FL has a reputation for having one of the toughest background investigation processes.  My advice is to keep up the good work and do as much volunteer work as you possibley can.

20 name is Nikko Evans and I'm a former investigator with the FL Board of Bar Examiners. The character and fitness portion of the FL Bar admission process can be a scary and daunting task.  Allow me to use my knowledge and skills to make this process easier for you. As your consultant I will:
- Review your bar application and supporting documents for thoroughness, completeness, and discrepancies
- Suggest additional documents to submit to the Board
- Provide you with contact information to request any additional information you may need in support of your application
- Help you understand the character and fitness process
-Suggest actions you can take to mitigate any potential character and fitness issues.

I offer bar application review, which includes the above services for only $99.  Even if you have already submitted your bar application I can assist you.  Contact me at

*not licensed to practice law in FL or any other jurisdiction.

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