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Hello, 

Just had a question about the law society good character requirement. I noticed on of the question regards misconduct at a post secondary institution. Is this only related to academic misconduct, or does it involve no-academic misconduct in regards to the student code of conduct. I had a student violation in regards to underage on campus drinking and was really wondering if I would need to put this on my LSO application or not. 

Thanks! 

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I would say that if you’re unsure about what the law society wants, you should call them and ask. If you want to see if there’s a way to leave that info off of your application and still be in compliance with it, contact a lawyer and get an opinion. 

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Not disclosing something you should have disclosed is far worse than disclosing something that you could have left off. 

 

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Agree with OWH and Ryn. Check with counsel who have experience dealing with LSO, but my gut tells me that being candid will get you a long ways with the credentials committee should the regulator have concerns. 

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Just to make it all super super clear to the OP, if this strikes you as a serious thing you owe it to yourself to do it properly and get some legal advice - privately and offline - as to how to proceed. 

My gut tells me you’re gonna be just fine, but all that and a coupon to Five Guys will get you a meal. 

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On 9/16/2018 at 8:05 AM, Cgordon said:

Hello, 

Just had a question about the law society good character requirement. I noticed on of the question regards misconduct at a post secondary institution. Is this only related to academic misconduct, or does it involve no-academic misconduct in regards to the student code of conduct. I had a student violation in regards to underage on campus drinking and was really wondering if I would need to put this on my LSO application or not. 

Thanks! 

Echoing the advice to speak to a lawyer; your law school's careers office may be able refer you to someone. 

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