Legal Question in Legal Ethics in California

I am an independent contractor who works at a large real estate firm. I am filling out my moral character application for the state bar, and it says I do not need to put work information if I am “self employed” and self employed is an “independent contractor”. Should I still put the information since I am working there full time, or no?

I had a DRE complaint against me which was investigated and shown to be without merit. Must I still disclose this to the state bar?

I was terminated from two previous jobs. Once for really no reason, the second because I got too drunk at a company party and got in an altercation with another employee. How much/little should I disclose about these incidents?

Any advice on this information or any explanation of what they would look for and investigate is greatly appreciated.

Asked on 10/17/12, 1:53 pm

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Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach
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If you get supervision from the real estate firm, you're employed. You'd only be a true independent contractor if you were doing something like being hired to paint their building. They sound tax dodgy to me.

If the moral character application asks for information, I would urge you to fully disclose it. It is worse to not disclose it, than to disclose something that is no big deal.

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10/17/12, 5:23 pm

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