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 on: May 22, 2015, 03:33:02 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by opal
How am I complicating matters by waiting until the fall to get the educational records (with the help of my C&F attorney)?  If I try obtaining the records now by myself,  I will end up with a criminal record, no matter how polite and meek my request is.  As I said before, I'm better off letting third parties handle my readmission matter (parents, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, etc.)  Believe me, given my sordid history, the school will interpret ANY conduct as threatening/harassment. I don't trust them to be reasonable.   

 on: May 22, 2015, 01:47:10 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by Citylaw
Well there are people two kinds of people in this world. The ones that make things complicated and the ones that don't.

This whole scenario sounds easily resolvable if it is in fact real, but you will not be the first law or the last law student/lawyer to overthink a simple matter.

If you are real I wish you the best of luck and hopefully you can find a way to simplify instead of complicate this matter. 

 on: May 22, 2015, 01:39:23 PM 
Started by lawguy - Last post by Citylaw
I know D.C. also waiver for anyone that has passed a bar exam if you obtained a certain MBE score or have practiced law without discipline for 5 years. It is a Federal Territory and therefore even California  attorneys can waive into D.C.

I was offered a clerkship in Samoa after law school and considered it. I recall them simply allowing you to waive in if you were a member of a state bar, but like any Bar D.C. included there is a FEE!!

 on: May 22, 2015, 09:13:51 AM 
Started by lawguy - Last post by loki13
I looked into this a while ago when a friend asked about it.

Every place is different. But there are overseas places that cannot operate their own licensing boards (Bars) and will let you "practice" based on your membership in a state bar. Don't forget there's also a difference between practice (being an attorney) vs. a clerkship (which is what most Americans are going overseas for, and doesn't require a license).

That said, I briefly looked at the Guam website, and it appears that Guam now has a bar exam with a local question of law.

 on: May 22, 2015, 01:36:59 AM 
Started by lawguy - Last post by lawguy
I heard a Prof say that people who go to places like Guam, but who are licensed in any other US location, can automatically practice there without sitting the local bar exam. Is this true? I am 99% sure it isn't for DC (which is also a federal territory). Anyone know for sure?

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:35:41 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by opal
I assure you, I am a real person and this situation is actually happening to me, as outlandish as it is. 

 on: May 21, 2015, 07:08:07 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Yeah, I call bull.

 on: May 21, 2015, 06:25:24 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by opal
I don't need to get the records now.  My C&F attorney will help me get the records when it's time to apply for the Bar.  If I ask for the records now (on my own), I will be slapped with harassment charges and get arrested. 

 on: May 21, 2015, 06:18:13 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by Citylaw
Hiring a lawyer does not automatically mean a lawsuit.

If you don't need the records to be a visiting student then why are you even discussing this.

Also, why not just get the records now?

I get the sense this is just a flame, but it is entertaining.

 on: May 21, 2015, 05:25:51 PM 
Started by opal - Last post by opal
Don't you need the records in order to apply as a visiting student to another school?

I don't need the records to apply as a visiting student to another school.  I need them for when I apply for the bar, which won't be for almost a year.  That's why I said it's premature to lawyer up. 

Yes, the school is violating my rights by denying me my records, but if I threaten them with a lawsuit, they will never let me back in.  Now is the time to play nice and meek, not adversarial. 

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