Two duty to disclose questions:
1. I was found guilty of a non-moving traffic violation in December while home from law school. Am I required to disclose this? Should I do it anyway just to be on the safe side, especially since it was received in the state in which I plan to take the bar?
2. This one is longer. My roommate is a drug addict and abuses prescription medication such as painkillers, antidepressants, and barbituates on an almost daily basis. In addition, that person binge drinks daily, often driving to classes under the influence. Occassionally, that person snorts cocaine and smokes pot. This is in blind disregard to my repeated requests to keep these elements out of my view since I am a recovering alcoholic. My question is, do I have the duty to report this now, even though we are probably taking the bar in different states? More importantly, should I, from a moral standpoint, report this? I am considering this for a number of reasons, primarily because this person has been a total a-hole and completely disrespectful as of late, and were it not for the sheer impracticability of the matter at this juncture in the semester I would have moved out already. I'd like to think that, as a future attorney, character and fitness would demand that I disclose something like this, possibly to get this person help now, before it's too late and it affects the gestalt. People who blatently disregard the law should not, in my opinion, be lawyers. They're usually called criminals, but in some cases there appears to be a very fine line between the two as wrong and right.