Skip to comments.Did both Obama's let their law license lapse?
Posted on 10/12/2008 5:12:12 PM PDT by vharlow
I read somewhere that both Obama's had allowed their law licenses to lapse. Can anyone corroborate this info for me and tell me where I read it? Brain farts occur.
It’s been on the blogs. You can go directly to the Illinois bar website, bring up their attorney records, and see that their licenses are inactive.
I suppose they could borrow Bill Clinton’s; he’s not using it much.
It's really not that big of a deal. I did it when I stopped practicing to stay home with my kids.
They are not practicing law, don’t need to have the licences active.
The Florida Bar charges an annual inactive fee, but waives CLE compliance.
intersting, but even at inactive you are still bound by the rules of ethics.
otherwise attorneys with “issues” would go in and out of inactive.
I suspect they went inactive in the mistaken belief they could evade any license ethics issues.
though inactive you are still bound by the ethics rules.
just fyi it is rule: RULE 1-3.2 Membership Classifications(c)
In theory yes. In reality, I doubt it if you are Bambi Obambi or Michelle Obambi.
LAWYER SEARCH: ATTORNEY'S REGISTRATION AND PUBLIC DISCIPLINARY RECORD
ARDC Individual Attorney Record of Public Registration and Public Disciplinary and Disability Information as of October 17, 2008 at 12:52:13 PM:
Wow, that’s great information. I’m wondering what she did, too.
Michelle was Court Ordered Inactive. Wonder what she did? When one fails their Bar exams, they haven't qualified to receive a license. Academic failure by an individual isn't a Court issue.
Court ordered Disciplinary Action is a serious matter.
Pinging to # 10 on an old thread. Thanks Kim. Bookmarked.
More detailed info:
Too much info on this link to copy paste from phone...
INACTIVE STATUS Prior to November 1, 1999,
former Supreme Court Rule 770 provided for a proceeding in the Court for any voluntary transfer to inactive status, whether because of some incapacitating condition or solely as a matter of the lawyer’s preference because the lawyer would not be practicing law.
The current registration rules provide a procedure for lawyers on Court-ordered inactive status under former Supreme Court Rule 770 who might wish to register.
Whatever registration status the lawyer wishes to assume (active, inactive, or retired), the lawyer must first file a motion with the Supreme Court for restoration to active status under Rule 759. The motion process is necessary to screen for those who transferred due to circumstances that require some review of present fitness, and the motions will be contested only in such cases. In all other cases, the ARDC will consent to the transfer, and when a consent is submitted, the Supreme Court typically allows the motion within a few weeks of when it is filed.
The entire article @ link is worth reading.
II. Confidentiality Issues And Attorney Impairment Supreme Court Rule 766 sets forth disciplinary matters that shall remain private and confidential.28 Matters mentioned under this Rule include proceedings before the Inquiry Board. This provision applies to all matters brought before the Inquiry Board, whether they involve attorney impairment or not. Rule 766 also provides that proceedings before the Hearing and Review Boards pursuant to Rule 758 shall remain confidential.
Clinton was disbarred, I thought.
“They probably chose to be inactive.”
Yeah, about like the groom who chose to be married with the father-in-law to be standing beside the groom at the wedding with a loaded double-barreled shotgun.
To preserve the image of the Illinois Bar, attorneys who have committed felonies and misdemeanors are permitted to volunteer for placing their law license into inactive status alongside the attorneys who have committed no felonies or misdemeanors. The confidentialty rules then permit plausible deniability for those attorneys whose cases have not become a matter of public record through a criminal court proceeding. When investigating this last year, there were some Web pages describing how Illinois attorneys who were found guilty of child molestation and other crimes were permitted by the ARDC and Illinois Supreme Court to volunteer for court ordered inactivation of their law licenses.
So, the Obama supporters who claim the Obamas’ voluntary inactivation of their law licenses indicates there could not have been misconduct or felonies involved are misleading and deceiving the readers. The deceit is immediately evident the moment you search the Internet and find other cases in which an Illinois attorney commtted crimes and was then permitted to voluntarily inactivate their law license.
Michelle is rumored to have been ordered to inactivate her law license as a consequence of some kind of improper misuse or handling of funds. Since the file is confidential, there is no apparent means of determining the truth.
Barack is alleged to have been compelled to inactivate his law license as well for failing to disclose his other names or aliases, criminal drug abuse, and unpaid parking tickets.
Barack’s autobiographies disclosed some of his drug abuse, while other sources have alleged he helped Frank Marshall Davis and Stanley Dunham (his grandfather) sell marijuana and cocaine from a hot dog cart in Hawaii. Some of this illicit activity is widely alleged to have something to do with the inactivation of his law license, financial troubles, and near divorce by Michelle.
Im wondering what she did, too.
Got a $300,000 a year job at a Chicago hospital that required no work ???
..Consider this: 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he "fibbed" on his bar application.
2. Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993.
3. So, we have the President and First Lady - who don't actually have licenses to practice law.