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  •  Many of the resumes (2+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, inclusiveheart

    released in the document dumps had no information about what Bar an attorney was admitted to, or date of admission.  I thought that strange.  Most attorneys would definitely put that info on a resume.  That is, if they are in fact admitted to practice.

    •  Yeah, I noticed on a cursory search (1+ / 0-)
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      of some of the names of the DOJ employees that they don't have much info on the DOJ website either.

    •  that would be beyond unusual (3+ / 0-)
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      rhfactor, Creosote, KenBee

      I can't imagine the Justice Department hiring a law school graduate who wasn't a member of a state bar,  and I mean even for non-lawyer positions.  When I was in law school, I talked to an FBI recruiter and he said a special agent job offer to a law school grad was contingent on the grad passing the bar exam.  

      As an aside, you're not allowed to take the exam until the bar investigators has done a background investigation.  Its beyond just a criminal record check, they want a list of all your financial assets and obligations and a list of everywhere you've lived and worked the previous 10 years.  And yes, they end up calling college roommates and high school summer job bosses to check on you.  I have a low level government security clearance that was a less intensive process (of course the top secret clearance folks are put through the ringer, so I shouldn't complain).

      I suspect there are as many law school graduates that fail the background check than actually fail the exam.

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