STATE BAR of SAN ANDREAS
GENERAL APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR OF SAN ANDREAS
I. PERSONAL INFORMATION
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Chamberlain
Date of Birth: 02/09/1971
Address: 199 La Brea Avenue, Marina, Los Santos 313, San Andreas
Telephone Number: 1151564
II. EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
List all colleges/universities you have attended (including law school) and mention the degree earned from each institution.
(a) PhD Criminology - The University of Cambridge
During my PhD research in Criminology, I undertook a piece of research into the effect of robust middle management on the performance of new police recruits. My findings suggested that strong, personable individuals appointed to middle manager roles brought out the best in new recruits who performed more successfully, learned more quickly and had a lower failure and drop out rate than those working under managers assessed as "average" or "weak".
(b) Master of Sciences, Criminology - The University of Cambridge
(c) Bachelor of Sciences, Criminal Justice - The University of San Andreas
(d) Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - The University of Law (United Kingdom)
Beginning with your current or most recent employment, list all employment (including self-employment, paid/unpaid internships, and part-time employment) you have held for any period of time.
(a) Internal Affairs Officer, Department of Justice
(b) Police Sergeant, Los Santos Police Department
(c) Security Consultant, Freelance
(d) Police Sergeant, Los Santos Police Department
(e) Police Sergeant, Los Santos Police Department
III. MORAL CHARACTER AND FITNESS
Have you ever been a party to any civil suit or proceeding?
Yes (If YES, you must provide the case number if asked to do so by a bar examiner.)
Have you ever been arrested, cited or ticketed for, or charged with any violation of the law?
No (If YES, you must list all offenses including traffic violations.)
Have you ever received mental health counseling or been hospitalized for mental health reasons?
Have you ever applied for admission to the Bar of San Andreas in the past?
No (If YES, you must specify the number of applications you filed.)
IV. AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE OF INFORMATION
I have responded to all inquiries on this form fully and frankly, and all the information contained in my application is true and correct.
I hereby give my consent to the Board of Bar Examiners to conduct an investigation as to the information provided in my application and to make inquiries and request such information from third parties.
(( V. OUT OF CHARACTER ))
List all of your current and past characters. Provide an admin record for each character.
(recent namechange to Douglas Chamberlain)
Why do you wish to become a lawyer and how do you plan to roleplay as one? (Effort is required.)
Douglas Chamberlain has extensive practical experience as a law enforcement officer. In 2017 he retired as a police sergeant after becoming disillusioned with policing. His interest in the criminal justice system remained, however. Later in the year, he applied first for a job as the Director of Special Services, which he was unsuccessful in getting. He later applied for a job with the department of justice. During a conversation with his current boss, he was indirectly offered a promotion provided he is able to get his bar licence.
Douglas Chamberlain has extensive law-specific experience, and has been called upon as a consultant on a number of occasions. Douglas Chamberlain is overtly aware of a lawsuit brought against him by the Department of Justice some time ago. His poor experience from this process has motivated him to move into the criminal justice world, and to pursue a career in defence. As a former police officer, he is aware of the tricks that police officers use to bolster their chance of prosecution, and plans to use this experience to rebalance justice in Los Santos.
Do you have any knowledge of the Penal Code and Acts of San Andreas? Explain in a few sentences.
I have an extensive knowledge of the Penal Code. I have been a Sergeant a number of times in the LSPD. I was always the go-to person about the specifics of how the law is written. At one point I began producing a video training series (see here
Do you have any knowledge of American Law? Explain in a few sentences.
Having been involved in law enforcement role play since 2008, I have had comprehensive involvement in and experience of, American law. I have read in great depth into constitutional issues and significant cases in American law. I have a politics degree in the real world and much of my study was around American politics and legal issues.