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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Practice Officer
« on: March 08, 2012, 10:56:12 PM »
Here is Rule 12 again, your read the wrong program, this is for non lawyers who want to be LPOs.

http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.display&group=ga&set=apr&ruleid=gaapr12

You obviously do not need a JD becuase this does not lead to being a lawyer.

The purpose of this rule is to authorize certain lay persons to
select, prepare and complete legal documents incident to the closing of real
estate and personal property transactions and to prescribe the conditions of
and limitations upon such activities.



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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Limited Practice Officer
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:18:22 PM »
That is the law clerk program which leads to being an attorney and is not the same as Limited Practice Officer.  Limited Practice Officer is under thier Rule 12, it does not require a JD.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Limited Practice Officer
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:46:40 PM »
OK - after using Google a bit, there is actually something in Washington State at least called a Limited Practice Officer:

http://www.wsba.org/Licensing-and-Lawyer-Conduct/Admissions/Limited-Licenses-and-Special-Programs/Non-Lawyers-and-Students/Limited-Practice-Officers

http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.display&group=ga&set=apr&ruleid=gaapr12

In theory it looks more lucrative than being a paralegal.

CrazyLawStudent however should have been able to find this by Googling instead of wasting time here for weeks.

Still I am always glad to learn something new.  But this looks like a fancy name for a real estate escrow officer since there does not appear to be any real educational requirement except perhaps a Bachelors degree and passing the exam.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Specialization Exams
« on: March 06, 2012, 07:25:37 PM »
If you don't want to practice law then you are in the wrong place. ???

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Specialization Exams
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:10:41 PM »
You really need to take the bar and pass it.  Many lawyers never go to court so whether you want to go to court or not is irrelevant.

A Masters in Legal Studies is simply another type of paralegal degree which will just put you further in debt.

But some paralegals are well paid, work as a paralegal and study for the bar instead of looking for short cuts that simply do not exist.

If you don't like the above, try for a federal government job in procurement.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Specialization Exams
« on: March 05, 2012, 06:27:51 PM »
If you want an actual answer how about explaining your circumstances and giving some background?

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Specialization Exams
« on: March 03, 2012, 03:11:50 PM »

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Specialization Exams
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:36:52 PM »
What do you mean by "to work in Counsel?"

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Oh Canada! / Canadian Legal Advisor CLA
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:18:55 PM »
Can anyone clarify what exactly a CLA with a non Canadian law degree and license can do, it seems they can advise on matters of public international law but the requirements and parameters seem to vary by province.  This would seem to be different from a Foreign Legal Consultant?

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I quite agree, becoming a solicitor or barrister is a better and more straight forward process with reciprocity elsewhere in the Commonwealth and EU.  However, one will likely need a LLM to qualify to take the New York Bar and some PQE.  If one's goal is the New York Bar, it is a round about way to do it.

The other rather delicate problem is one of a work permit for a non EU citizen.  If there is a work around for that I'd like to hear it.

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