APR 23 CHARACTER AND FITNESS BOARD - PREHEARING PROCEDURE - APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION (a) Admissions Staff Review. All applications for admission to practice law in Washington State shall be reviewed by the Bar Association Admissions staff for purposes of determining whether any of the factors set forth in rule 24.2(a) are present. (b) Admissions Staff Review - Standard. All applications which reflect one or more of the factors set forth in rule 24.2(a) shall be referred to Bar Counsel for review. (c) Review By Bar Counsel - Standard. Upon receiving a referral from the admissions staff, Bar Counsel may conduct such further investigation as he or she deems necessary and thereafter, applying the factors and considerations set forth in rule 24.2, and upon reviewing the material evidence in the light most favorable to the Bar Association's obligation to recommend the admission to the practice of law only those persons who possess good moral character and fitness, Bar Counsel shall refer to the Character and Fitness Board for hearing any Applicant about whom there is a substantial question whether the Applicant possesses the requisite good moral character and fitness to practice law. [Adopted effective September 1, 2006.]
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