Can You Practice Law Immediately After Being Sworn In?

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Can You Practice Law Immediately After Being Sworn In?

Postby Mandamus the Great » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:16 pm

Or do you have to wait to get your bar number? I'm in California. The CA Bar website says you owe bar dues for the date you're sworn in, so I'm assuming that means you can also practice on that date

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Re: Can You Practice Law Immediately After Being Sworn In?

Postby QContinuum » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:01 pm

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Exa ... FMID=11051

California Bar Examination FAQs wrote:If you have completed all the requirements, you will get an admission packet in the mail that includes your result letter and information about how to complete your membership enrollment card. It includes a membership enrollment card (also called an “oath” card) that must be filled out and signed by an individual authorized to administer oaths. Many applicants attend the admission ceremonies coordinated by the State Bar, but you do not need to attend one of those in order to take the oath. A list of admission ceremony locations is included in the bulletin for successful applicants, which will be mailed to successful applicants.

After you have forwarded the completed membership enrollment card, which has the oath on the back, to the State Bar’s Membership Records office, you are eligible to start practicing law.



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