Bring in Drug Paraphernalia When Applying for Bar?

QUESTION:

I am applying for admission to the Massachusetts Bar. While in college, I was found with two small empty bags and taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia. I was released soon thereafter and appeared in court where I was given Pre-Trial Intervention. I passed the requisite community service requirements and my record was expunged, sealed, and closed. Do I need to disclose this in applying for the bar?

ANSWER:

While this is beyond LCL’s expertise, we checked with the Bar Examiners office, and learned that, yes, this information must be disclosed on the bar application in response to question 12(a).

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