Judicial hellhole update
What about the Senate?

Another reason to practice criminal defense

Six years ago an applicant to the New York Bar omitted a job he held from his bar application. What result?

A Staten Island lawyer's bar admission has been revoked because he failed to disclose an ill-fated internship with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office.

Stephen M. Canino of Goldstein & Canino was admitted to the bar in 1998 but failed to state in his application that he worked in the prosecutor's office during 1992. The Appellate Division, Second Department, agreed with a special referee who heard the matter that Mr. Canino deliberately omitted the information to avoid prompting an affidavit from the district attorney's office that he thought would hurt his application.

The moral of the story is clear: Do not work for the DA. If you do, you might have your bar license revoked.

(Hat tip: David Giacalone - who might not appreciate my attempt at humor)

UPDATE: Again, via EthicalEsq., comes this overview of the moral character and fitness process. Everything I've read says that dealing with the State Bar is like dealing with the SEC - full disclosure baby.

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