The Moral Character Working Group is tasked with evaluating the standards applied to moral character determinations. The purpose of this review and evaluation is to analyze our existing methodology, and develop clear and appropriate guidelines for determining whether an applicant possesses the requisite moral character. The end product of this review will be to ensure greater uniformity and consistency in decision-making, provide transparency into the moral character evaluation process, and ensure the State Bar provides appropriate consideration for rehabilitative efforts undertaken by applicants.
The Working Group will consist of seven members and include members of the Committee of Bar Examiners and deans or designees from each type of law school in California.
Past meetings of the Moral Character Working Group are archived by year.
Minutes of past meetings are also archived by year.