Calif. Immigrant Atty's Win Cuts Path For Other States

Law360, San Diego (January 3, 2014, 9:55 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally to be admitted to the state bar in light of a new state law, providing a framework for other states that could help drive broader immigration reform efforts, experts say.

The state’s high court unanimously granted the California Committee of Bar Examiner’s motion to allow Sergio Garcia to obtain a state law license, citing A.B. 1024, which took effect Jan. 1 and expressly authorizes the court to admit as...
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