Tag Archives: State Bar of Michigan Application

CHARACTER & FITNESS UPDATE 2010

While the legal definition of character & fitness has not changed, the types of behaviors and past incidents which the SBM investigators focus upon reflects the views of the Standing Committee on Character & Fitness, the Board of Law Examiners and all m of the State members Bar of Michigan both directly and indirectly.  Since January Read More

CHARACTER AND FITNESS AS A NATIONAL STANDARD

I am passionate about attorney admissions issues and helping law students make the transition from student to practicing lawyer. I hope there is truth in the adage “if you do something long enough you will become an expert.” I still learn more each day from my clients, my colleagues and my students. I have been Read More

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