NSW Can ex criminal become lawyers

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  1. Graceie5679

    Graceie5679 Active Member

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    Can you become a lawyer if you have a criminal record, example if you were in jail in your past
     
  2. Tim W

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    Depends on the offence(s).
     
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    If it was a long time ago, or didn't involve dishonesty offences
     
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    becoming a lawyer criminal record - Google Search

    Reading through the first three results should provide you with your answer. If you are still unclear about a specific conviction, then feel free to come back here and seek further advice. Be advised however, that if you seek further opinion relating to a specific conviction, it is unlikey that anyone would be able to help unless you state what the actual charge was.
     
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    You can get an ‘Early declaration of suitability’ from most Legal Practice Boards throughout the Country where the relevant board decides whether the offence(s) would prevent you from being considered a ‘fit and proper person’ before undertaking your studies (if that is your concern).
     
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