i appreciate all of the feedback. for the record the disorderly conduct was related to a bar fight. As for bar eligibility I have been looking into that but no one has gotten back to me yet. I live and plan on practicing in NY so if any knows their rules I would appreciate the info.
People have become lawyers with DUI's and other much worse things than this. Is disorderly conduct really that much of a problem?
QuotePeople have become lawyers with DUI's and other much worse things than this. Is disorderly conduct really that much of a problem?The way it was explained to me by a couple of folks who help with the character reviews is that drugs & alcohol aren't considered serious moral issues, and are pretty common in the profession. The larceny thing is a bigger problem because it raises questions about ethics and since attorneys often have to hold valuables/money/whatever in trust for clients, it raises concerns about whether they'll embezzle. As one attorney put it, you can drive drunk, get into an accident, and seriously injure someone and you'll get a suspension, but if you steal or do something sex related, you'll get disbarred.