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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OK - after using Google a bit, there is actually something in Washington State at least called a Limited Practice Officer:
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.
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.
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?
« on: February 25, 2012, 11:35:14 PM »
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.
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:38:53 PM »
Concord's law school is not accredited as far as I can tell. All the online schools come under a single registration scheme by California.
But without ABA accrditation, it does not really matter what they do.