Lawsuit against Florida Bar could change legal profession as we know it

In what could change the way law is practiced in America, a South Florida marketing executive on Tuesday announced he is suing the Florida Bar for the right to sit for the state’s bar exam without first having earned a law degree. If successful, the lawsuit could provide an important precedent for how American lawyers are trained and break the stranglehold the American Bar Association (ABA) currently holds on the legalprofession….According to Schorr, the Florida Bar’s law degree requirement is “without legal or logical merit,” offering as evidence that even with a law degree, if an applicant fails the bar exam he or she cannot practice law in Florida.

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