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The Court (Per Curiam)

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APPLICATION OF WORTHINGTON

Issue: Will the Court provide an advisory opinion on an individual's moral character and fitness to practice law when the applicant had no intention to take the Maryland bar examination or to practice law in the State of Maryland?

Holding: No.  In this case, the applicant's stated purpose for applying for admission was to "clear his record" with the State of Maryland.  As this is not the function of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Court dismissed his application.

Area of Concern: Character and Fitness; Justiciability.

Citation: 336 Md. 555, 649 A.2d 599 (1994)