Calif. Sets New Model For Immigrants To Get Law Licenses

Law360, San Diego (October 7, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT) -- A bill signed by California’s governor on Saturday clears the way for immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain licenses to practice law after passing the state bar exam, laying out a legislative blueprint that could inspire similar measures by other states with heavy immigrant populations, experts say.

A.B. 1024, authored by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, authorizes the California Supreme Court to admit as an attorney any applicant who has passed the state bar exam and met other requirements, regardless of his or...
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