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mike tapia

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lobbists
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:09:27 AM »
lobbists who write laws in dc are active members of the washington dc board right in order for them to practice law there? its my understanding that these lawyers turned lobbists are members of the state board right?

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Re: lobbists
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 09:38:29 PM »
You do not have to be an attorney to write a law or lobby.

Although a lobbyist does not have to be an attorney  many lobbiest are attorneys.

The only time you must be an attorney is to appear in Court on behalf of another party or to engage in the practice of law.


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Re: lobbists
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 10:18:26 PM »
Not sure what you mean by state board for being licensed to practice law, since D.C. isn't a state but lawyers from states can be admitted to the bar there, often without examination.

As the above poster said, you do not need to be a lawyer to be a legislator(or aide) or lobbyist, it's just very common because the law is a very systematic way to understand government.