A law student and U.S. Army veteran—who settled a lawsuit alleging the Florida Board of Bar Examiners discriminated against him for having previously sought help for an alcohol disorder—has claimed the board is trying to rehash the issue with an investigative hearing now that he’s passed the bar.
Julius Hobbs, who sued while he was a second-year student, claimed he faced extra screening from the board because of a prior diagnosis of mild alcohol-use disorder and adjustment disorder. He was arrested for drunken driving in 2006 and 2012 but never convicted. After reaching out to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Hobbs received five months of psychotherapy.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]