o Dishonesty (56);
o Criminal History (18);
o Chemical Dependency (9);
o Non-compliance with conditions of Board Order for a Probationary License (8);
o Non-compliance with curative measures in prior denial order (Petition for Redetermination) (5);
o IRS issues (4);
o Debt issues (4);
o Attorney applicant with disciplinary history (3);
o Lack of trustworthiness in carrying out responsibilities (2);
o Child Support Issues (2);
o Conduct Issues (2);
o Cheating, Bar Exam (1);
o Non-compliance with conditional approval of Declaration (1);
o Unauthorized practice of law (1); and
o Employment issues (1).
Non Issues During 2006
BLExaminers note that "none of the following issues were determined to be central issues in hearings or agreed orders during : failure to support the Constitution; professional discipline in another profession; civil litigation; mental health; non-compliance with conditional approval of Declaration; denial in another state.
Results of full hearings in 2007 (116 hearings) fall into 3 categories:
o Favorable to the person: character and fitness approved 71 (61%); (% favorable in FY 06 was 54%).
o Unfavorable to the person:
o Denied 7
o Revoked PL, prior to licensure 0
o Exam score voided 0
o Recommended revocation of an active PL 2
o Recommended cancellation of regular license 0
o Total unfavorable to person 9 (7%); (% in FY 06 was 17%).
o Probationary Licensure or Conditional Approval of Declaration:
Recommended for initial probationary license 27
Probationary license amended or continued 7
Conditional approval of a Declaration 2
Total 36 (31%); (% in FY 06 was 29%)
"Dishonesty continued to be the number one issue. '
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