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CA Bar fingerprinting requirement?

Got an email about this a few days ago from the CA Bar. Is lionelhutz07/19/18
We had to do this as freshlaws in Texas since at least as ea jeffm07/19/18
Yes, we all have to do it. I also paid $74. guyingorillasuit07/19/18
CA Bar requires fingerprinting for new admits. Old admits wh dietcoke07/19/18
Wow. Then until June 2018, they had no reliable way of learn onehell07/19/18
it was some electronic scanning system. they really scanned lionelhutz07/19/18
Oh that's cool. Mine was an old school paper card, press fin onehell07/19/18
Same here. You can't do an FBI background check without fing onehell07/19/18
New admits in California have been fingerprinted for decades shitlawsf07/19/18
My state has required fingerprinting since fire was invented wutwutwut07/19/18
Intrusive, no? Especially for those already licensed. Maybe esquirewalletsmatter07/19/18
It’s a huge pain in the ass used for many jobs. The CA liv sfgiantsfan07/20/18
lionelhutz (Jul 19, 2018 - 5:53 pm)

Got an email about this a few days ago from the CA Bar. Is this a new thing or did you youngsters do this when you completed your bar applications?

Went to some copy shop and they do the fingerprinting and send it to the CA DOJ and the FBI. Cost me (my company) $74. Is everyone doing this?

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jeffm (Jul 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm)

We had to do this as freshlaws in Texas since at least as early as 1990.

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guyingorillasuit (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:14 pm)

Yes, we all have to do it. I also paid $74.

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dietcoke (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:15 pm)

CA Bar requires fingerprinting for new admits. Old admits who didn't have fingerprints taken are subject to a new rule as of June 2018 that requires them to submit.

can't have CRIMINALS practicing law

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onehell (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:21 pm)

Wow. Then until June 2018, they had no reliable way of learning about anything that happened out of state unless the applicant disclosed it. Crazy.

Good thing you guys can get it done at a copy shop. I had to go to the police department to have mine done, makes it look like you're getting booked lol.

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lionelhutz (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:26 pm)

it was some electronic scanning system. they really scanned each finger well, more detailed than getting fingerprints for Global Entry.

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onehell (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:27 pm)

Oh that's cool. Mine was an old school paper card, press fingers on ink blotter then cop holds your hand and presses each finger down onto the card, exactly as they would do for someone they had arrested.

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onehell (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm)

Same here. You can't do an FBI background check without fingerprints and undisclosed out-of-state records would rarely be uncovered without it. I'd be more surprised if any state actually DIDN'T demand this. That would be much more odd.

FBI CJIS is far from perfect, as it depends on states to report, but it's the closest thing we've got to a national background check.

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shitlawsf (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:38 pm)

New admits in California have been fingerprinted for decades. This requirement is for all attorneys to be re-fingerprinted to satisfy some new legislative requirement regarding licensing. Certain inactive members and out-of-staters may be exempt.

Edit: I believe most members have until April, 2019 to do it.

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wutwutwut (Jul 19, 2018 - 6:49 pm)

My state has required fingerprinting since fire was invented. Or maybe fingerprinting.

But I just went to my local police station and they charged like $5, if I'm remembering correctly. I'm sure it was very little cost, in any event.

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esquirewalletsmatter (Jul 19, 2018 - 9:23 pm)

Intrusive, no? Especially for those already licensed. Maybe write up some rules regarding anti-money laundering obligations instead. Accomplish something. Or is that asking or expecting too much?

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sfgiantsfan (Jul 20, 2018 - 2:04 am)

It’s a huge pain in the ass used for many jobs. The CA live scan, and yes, it usually costs around $74. Unfortunately there is no database and every single different employer can require one.

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