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  •  I woldn't say that, Jay ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Clem Yeobright

    after all, I did pass one with flying colors.  Most state bars largely ignore state-specific law; Cali is among the toughest, because they test the differences between the state's codes and federal procedure.

    As for state law, attorneys can practice in jurisdictions where they are not licensed pro hac vice, so that's a non-sequitur.

    If you take away the de facto lawyers union (the Bar and requirement that you attend an ABA-accredited school), lawyers are as vulnerable as anyone.  Moreover, if you put downward pressure on lawyers' salaries by letting the floodgates in, it will eventually affect you.

    •  No need to take it away since H1B visas (0+ / 0-)

      can be used for lawyers.

      As far as the bar exam I recall the state specific and multi-state parts. Has it changed?

      Also, sure some lawyers can practice in other states but that's certainly not the optimal way to go about it and it requires consent of that jurisdiction which isn't guaranteed.  

      Man. Some "progressives" make Archie Bunker look like Tim Wise.

      by JayGR on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 11:45:01 AM PST

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      •  Every state is different (1+ / 0-)
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        Most states don't ever bother with a state-specific exam.  Colorado has a fetish for multi-state rules, and the rules of evidence are substantially identical to federal law. IIRC, Montana and Wisconsin don't even have a bar examination requirement for students of their universities.  

        There's no reason why lawyers licensed in India can't write briefs and handle motion practice; the filings can be done via PACER from anywhere in the world.  As for why pro hac vice admission is not optimal, about all I can say in response is, as Roy Cohn put it, "It doesn't matter if my opponent knows the law, as long as I know the judge."

        No reason why the world can't get extremely flat for lawyers.

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