To my knowledge, I am one of only a few attorneys in the State of New Jersey actually actively rendering services of this kind to aspiring applicants before the Character Committee who has actually served on the Committee.

I was nominated to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character in 1992 by my predecessor who was stepping down from the Committee to go on the Superior Court bench. I was officially appointed to the Committee by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Thereafter, I served on this Committee for 5 three year terms, total 15 years. Read More


About the worst offense that can be committed which will always trigger character review and likely result in withholding of certification is non-disclosure... Other problematic areas which nor-mally will trigger a Character Committee hearing are listed in Regulation 302:1 of the Regula-tions Governing the Committee on Character, also available on the Board of Bar Examiners website . Some examples of offending conduct are: academic dishonesty, unlawful conduct including felonies or even serious motor vehicle violations such as driving while intoxicated, defaults on student loans, domestic violence, financial irresponsibility, acts of moral turpitude, fraud or deception, etc. Read More


My job is to assist you in presenting yourself as an integrated and complex human being to the Court in your most favorable light to allow the Court to make a fair and reasoned decision on whether you satisfy its requirements, including those set forth in Matthews, aforesaid, and the Regulations to be admitted to practice law in New Jersey.... I am confident that even though your certification may have been denied initially, or after a hearing, your further pursuit of licensure will be completely, fully and fairly reviewed by this Court, widely regarded as one of the best in the country. Read More



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