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ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

Rule 715 - For Qualifying Graduates of Foreign Law Schools » Authorization-and-Release

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Re: Application of John Smith

I, John Smith, having filed an application for admission to the bar of Illinois, do hereby consent to have an investigation made by or on behalf of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, State of Illinois, and/or any of the several Character and Fitness Committees of the State of Illinois as to my moral character, reputation and fitness for the practice of law. I agree to give any further information which may be required in reference to my past record.

I also authorize and request every person, firm, company, corporation, financial institution, governmental agency, court, association, bar admissions or disciplinary authority, or educational or other institution, including, without limitation, colleges, universities, and law schools, having control of any documents, records and other information pertaining to me, to furnish to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar for subsequent use by the Character and Fitness Committees or directly to any Character and Fitness Committee, any such information, including documents, records, files regarding charges or complaints filed against me either as a juvenile or as an adult, formal or informal, pending or closed, dismissed, expunged or sealed, or any other pertinent data, and to permit the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and/or a Character and Fitness Committee, or any of their agents or representatives, to inspect and make copies of such documents, records and other information. I understand and agree that all documents, records and other information furnished to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and/or to any Character and Fitness Committee are privileged and confidential, and that the furnishing of such documents, records and other information, and the contents thereof, shall not be the basis of any suit by me or on my behalf in law or equity.

I authorize the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and/or any Character and Fitness Committee to obtain any information from my official record on file with the Selective Service System, and further authorize the Department of the Army, Navy or Air Force to furnish the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and/or any Character and Fitness Committee the record of each period of my service therein and to furnish my service record for each period; and do hereby consent to and authorize the release of such information by the Selective Service System and the Department of the Army, Navy or Air Force.

In consideration of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and/or any Character and Fitness Committee investigation and determination respecting my moral character, reputation and fitness for the practice of law, I hereby release, discharge and exonerate the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, the Character and Fitness Committees, their members, agents and representatives, and any person or entity furnishing documents, records or other information, from any and all liability of every nature and kind arising out of any such investigation or out of the furnishing, inspection or use of such documents, records and other information.
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