so here is my situation, hope people here can help. And sorry in advance if this sounds paranoid, just nervous about the whole process.After filling out my law apps I can honestly say that I have never been convicted of a crime (either felony or misdemeanor). I don't even have any speeding tickets. But there is one incident in my past where a security guard accused me of stealing (I forgot to scan something at the self checkout). Long story short I signed something saying I was stealing and paid a fine to the company to avoid further escalation (ie calling the cops). I never went to court or anything. I'm not worried about disclosure on my law apps, but rather the C&F portion of the bar...I don't know whether they will want this and if it will look bad that I didn't mention it on my law apps.Does this even make sense? Someone tell me I'm crazy for worrying about it.
No worries; the bar is never going to know that you didn't disclose it on the law school apps. The moral/character fitness application process is entirely different.
Quote from: Miche on November 03, 2009, 10:51:38 PMNo worries; the bar is never going to know that you didn't disclose it on the law school apps. The moral/character fitness application process is entirely different.Disagree. My school has made it very clear to us that the Illinois bar goes through our law school apps very carefully to see if anything wasn't disclosed that should have been. ... Your state bar might vary, but I honestly doubt it.