maxmartin wrote:supa_mitsu wrote:horriblegb wrote:I dont really know anything about immigration, but yes I do work for the federal gov't
It sounds like the government is imposing some extra rules on its employees. From what I understand, this limit won't apply to indipendent lawyers. Not sure though, I haven't checked your source.
The issue is not entirely settled. You probably are fine to open a solo shop (I don't think you can) and practice administrative immigration matters. But once a disgruntled client or your competitors in the market complained to the bar, that would be a big headache for you.
Interesting. I've seen around immigration lawyers that opened a firm and are not licensed in CA. I wonder if they know what they are doing or are just risking it. I'm thinking about a popular lawyer in particular in Southern California... Oh well, let's hope to pass next time just to avoid an entirely new universe of headaches.