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Lateraling to a V100. Background check just completed and the vendor sent a copy of the report. Everything is clear except for the driving record which says “adverse” and shows 2 speeding tickets. Will this be an issue? I haven’t heard from the firm recruiter yet.

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I can’t tell if this is a serious post or if you’re messing with us. Of course two speeding tickets won’t matter. Think about all the degenerates you went to law school with.


Lmao seriously. People are legit giving advice on this. Borderline neurotic.

I would be shocked if this mattered even the slightest, lol


It depends.


Coming from a non-US market, I find background screens etc in American law firms as something completely blown out of proportion. I mean, who cares if I had a ticket in the past or if I smoke weed during my leisure time? Is this even relevant to the job?


Nope. Just give it time.

Maybe if you're in litigation and need to drive to court, etc. but probably not

Think about it like this, if they drug tested all the attorneys at the firm, 80% of the firm would be fired (depending, of course, on how much advance notice was given). No, they won’t care about this. There are people at your firm with DUIs, domestic issues, misdemeanor arrests, underage drinking, etc…

I had a DWI charge and unlawful carrying a handgun charge pending when my Amlaw100 firm hired me. I explained it was a bullshit stop, that it would be dismissed (it was), and they were like, it's cool, just don't let it affect your law license. The end.

It’s not illegal in Texas to drive while under the influence as long as you’re carrying a handgun.

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