Most states have some sort of application for bar admission. Some are called “moral character” and some are called just simply an application for admission. Regardless, they typically require you to compile massive amounts of information about your life (check out the New York application and the California application).
These forms are incredibly important (and typically time-consuming). But you must make sure they are accurate and truthful. The last thing you want is for your application to be flagged by the state bar to delay your admission (yes, this does actually happen). In addition, if you have anything of concern in your past that you are going to need to report, it may be wise to seek advice on how to report it to the state bar. And by of concern, I mean issues with a past arrest or even issues with credit or debts. If you have any doubts, you should seek guidance from an expert on reporting such issues.
So what is included in these admission applications?