Originally Posted by edmorel
If criminals couldn't practice law, we'd have no lawyers.
(awaiting odoreater F.U.!!!!!)
Lol. Actually, I know you meant this in jest, but in most states, a criminal conviction will probably disqualify you from being admitted, especially if it was recent. At the very least it will result in further investigation rather than your application just being rubber stamped by the character and fitness committee.
Remember, lawyers often have millions of dollars of other people's money in their trust accounts, so, maintaining the public's trust is very important.