It's that time of year, again. It happens twice a year. Bar Applicants sit for the Tennessee Bar Exam. Some get notice welcoming them to the bar, and others receive show cause orders from the Board of Law Examiners after typically successfully passing the written bar. The reasons vary from drug and alcohol issues, acts of dishonesty, and issues with their bar application or the written testing procedure- the result is the same, a show cause order. The Abraham Lincoln quote sums it up best, "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." Show the BLE good judgment, hire a competent lawyer to represent your interests. After 3 years of law school and the bar exam, it's not worth risking it alone.