Friday, August 3, 2012
Debate continues as to whether undocumented immigrant should be allowed to practice law; Dept. of Justice says no
Back in May (and later in June), I posted links to the debate in California as to whether an illegal immigrant should be allowed to practice law (see here and here.) After the State Bar of California argued that an illegal immigrant should be eligible to practice law, the court asked the Obama administration to submit written arguments n the issue. The Department of Justice has now complied taking the position that illegal immigrants should not be allowed to practice law. For more information on the story go to the JURIST, the Legal Ethics Forum, The Wall Street Journal law blog, the Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle and Reuters.