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Character and Fitness

The Supreme Court’s Character and Fitness Committee has final authority to recommend whether an applicant is admitted to practice of law in Arizona. Applicants must pass a detailed background investigation and submit a lengthy character report.

Relevant areas of inquiry include:

Applicants have the burden of proving their good moral character and fitness to practice law by clear and convincing evidence. If the Character and Fitness Committee encounters a serious allegation of conduct in a specified area, then the matter proceeds to an informal or formal hearing.

Our attorneys can help you prepare your application in a way that will avoid problems down the road. We regularly appear before the Character and Fitness Committee and have been involved in admissions for decades. We will help you make sure your application the best that it can be. Our experience in representing applicants in the admissions process will give you an advantage in preparing your application or representing you at hearing.

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