Issue: Did the applicant establish present good moral
character which merits admission to the Bar of Maryland?
Area of Concern: Criminal Misconduct, Rehabilitation.
Citation: 304 Md. 394, 499 A.2d 935 (1985)
PANEL: MURPHY, C.J., and SMITH, ELDRIDGE,
COLE, RODOWSKY, COUCH and McAULIFFE, JJ.
The Court having considered the unfavorable
the State Board of Law Examiners and the favorable
recommendation of the Character Committee of the Eighth Judicial
The Court having ordered that a hearing be held to allow J.L.L. to
show cause why the unfavorable recommendation of the Board should be
rejected and the applicant, J.L.L., be admitted to the Bar of Maryland,
The Court having conducted a hearing and having made an independent
evaluation of the applicant's present moral character based upon the
records made by the Character Committee and the Board and supplemented
by the applicant, Rule 4c of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar
of Maryland; In Re Application ofAllan S., 282 Md. 683,
691, 387 A.2d 271
(1978), and having considered the fact that the burden rests at all
times upon the applicant to prove her good moral character, In Re
Applicationof G.L.S., 292 Md. 378,
398, 439 A.2d 1107
A majority of the Court having concluded that J.L.L. has established
present good moral character and fitness to be admitted to the Bar of
this State, it is this 7th day of November, 1985
ORDERED, by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, a majority of the
Court concurring, that J.L.L. be admitted to the Bar of Maryland upon
taking the oath prescribed by the statute, subject only to the filing
of an updating oath as to character information.