Law School Discussion

Limited Licenses

Limited Licenses
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:11:45 PM »
has anyone heard of this?

can people with JD's apply for this?

LincolnLover

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 05:14:55 PM »
Depends on what you think it is? Please be more specific.

There are types of law which have seperate license requirments.

Patent law, Tax Court, etc.

Is that what you meant?

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 06:00:39 PM »
Not unless you pass the bar first.

LincolnLover

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 06:12:24 PM »
not for the examples I gave, but otherwise yeah.

Not unless you pass the bar first.

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 06:27:13 PM »
To be a Patent Attorney one has to pass the Patent Bar.

To be admitted to Tax Court one has to be an attorney in good standing already.

Aside from being a patent attorney which is harder than becoming a regular attorney - what separate license requirements are you referring to that do not already involve being a member of a bar in good standing first? I'd be interested in knowing what I missed out on.

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 06:31:30 PM »
In all fairness what you may be thinking of is a Tax Court Practioner which is not an attorney even if they have a so called JD:

http://taxcourtexam.com/exam_faqs.html

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 06:34:55 PM »
One call also perform lawyer like functions as a Social Security Advocate and Veterans Advocate but that will not make one a lawyer.

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 08:17:57 AM »
I think - and may be wrong - that you can also perform some immigration functions in a few states, but I don't have the time to look it up at the moment.

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 08:56:31 AM »
Yes immigration consultants, California requires them to have a sort of registration and bonding.

No JD required for that - it is essentially filling out forms.

LincolnLover

Re: Limited Licenses
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 12:36:28 PM »
I wonder if that's what he meant by "limited license". It would have helped if he had described what he thought it meant before asking if existed.