October 22, 2009
Is State Bar Admission Irrelevant?
Yes, according to Robert Ambrogi who argues the case for the ABA Journal's Legal Rebels project. A snip from the post:
See also David Walker's LLB post, The Uniform Bar Exam and the Nuances of State Law: why would anyone really care? [JH]
State-specific savvy is a myth. The rationale for state bar admission is that lawyers know their state's laws. The fact is, they know only the laws they need to know and conduct research to figure out the rest. When a lawyer is confronted with a legal question, it makes little difference in solving it whether the answer is to be found in the law of the lawyer's home state, another state or in federal statutes or cases.