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practicing in DC

practicing in DC
« on: August 27, 2006, 06:37:01 PM »
in lieu of taking the DC bar, which state bar should one take to practice in DC?   ???

Re: practicing in DC
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 01:59:48 PM »
There are two schools of thought on this.

1. Take VA or MD, because some DC firms like to have their lawyers barred in the surrounding states, and if you decide you want to stay in the DC area but not work in DC, you have more options, especially in Northern Virginia.  This is what I did (took VA and recently learned that I passed, to my relief).

2. Take the bar in whatever state you're most likely to return to if you decide you don't like DC.  This is what I'd recommend for most people.