Tag Archives: Requisite Fitness

MICHIGAN CHARACTER & FITNESS 2012

CHARACTER AND FITNESS UPDATE 2012 Over the last year, I have observed some trends in the hearings at which I have participated in and from which I have information about the participants.  The following is strictly my opinion of the process. MORE PROOFS REQUIRED The panels for Standing Committee hearings are trending toward greater participation Read More

ISSUE TRANSITION FROM DISTRICT COMMITTEE HEARING TO STANDING COMMITTEE HEARING

ISSUE TRANSITION: FROM DISTRICT COMMITTEE TO STANDING COMMITTEE In the application process, Applicants who are called before the District Committee are informed ahead of time of the issues of greatest concern to the committee.  They are provided in a notice from the State Bar of Michigan and are given to the Applicants at least ten Read More

WHAT IS CHARACTER AND FITNESS FOR A MICHIGAN BAR APPLICANT

To practice law in Michigan, an applicant must meet the following requirements: 1) graduate from an ABA accredited law school or its equivalent, 2) take and pass the MPRE, 3) take and pass the Michigan Bar Examination and 4) demonstratethe requisite personal character and moral fitness to practice law. That fourth standard is the least Read More

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN

      This post is NOT a replacement for the www.michbar.org directions and forms.  No, this is more of a practical article on how to approach the State Bar of Michigan’s application.  1.     First Look at the Forms.  The application and supporting forms are lengthy and require massive detail.  Everywhere you have lived, all of your previous Read More

YOUR DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING

Sometime between the time you apply for a license to practice law and your swearing-in day, there exists moments of anxiety.  It might come in of the form of a letter from the State Bar of Michigan’s Character & Fitness department or your own knowledge that something happened in your recent or distant past for which you know Read More