« on: January 18, 2012, 10:47:14 AM »
Do you think they pass out waivers just for the asking like cotton candy at the state fair? Why would anyone be entitled to a waiver from the rules in the first place which are put there to specifically keep them out of the bar? That is not my experience, you need to comply with the rules twice over if you are a non ABA attorney. In fact, the only states that will consider a California DL degree lawyer for sure are: DC, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Maryland. DC I know for a fact. New Mexico is uncertain in practice. As for Iowa, Wisconsin, and Maryland, they look striaghtforward on paper but this is no guarantee.
Still be a mmeber of two of the largest bars in the US, California and DC, is pretty good for a degree that cost a fraction an ABA degree.
You may note that Taft is very conservative about promsing anything except a ticket to the state bar.