Skip to comments.OBAMA HAS NO LAW LICENSE, NOR DOES MICHELLE.
Posted on 07/06/2012 8:52:22 AM PDT by MrChips
I saw a note slide across the #TCOT feed on Twitter last night that mentioned Michelle Obama had no law license. This struck me as odd, since (a) she went to school to be a lawyer, and (b) she just recently held a position with the University of Chicago Hospitals as legal counsel and thats a pretty hard job to qualify for without a law license. But being a licensed professional myself, i knew that every state not only requires licensure, they make it possible to check online the status of any licensed professional. So I did . . . MORE
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This charge is bogus. Plenty of real things to criticize him for. No need to make stuff up.
"Barry still could not get a real job, because he was still a fraud, even with his Harvard degree in hand he could lie and take the Bar exam, but he could not work as a lawyer for a major law firm without a back ground investigation and he would never pass one. So, Michelle got Barry a job at her law firm. Barry never filed a case alone and never filed a motion. He wrote lots of memos according to the law firm where Barry worked. (I think they know Barry is a fraud and don't want to be sued by previous clients) Barry rescinded his law licenses, so as not to be disbarred for fraud. The Bar knows Barry lied on his application. Michelle also had to turn over her law license for her involvement in corruption with the Chicago mayors office. "
They both obtained licenses to practice law, but were terminated without any explanation as to why or by whom. Would be very interesting given the fact that both of them were involved in some shady circumstances where hundreds of thousands of dollars changed hands with very little supporting evidence...
This charge is bogus.”
Exactly how so?
So, we have the first black President and First Lady - who don’t actually have licenses to practice law.
And, both seem to lacking moral scruples as well. Nice job on your 2008 election selection, other half of America!
Remember that a former senior official at the FBI said that given Barry’s background, he could not be accepted for employment at the FBI!!!!!
There are already a large number of law school graduates who haven’t been able to find work as attorneys and have taken other jobs. If the Obama’s had kept their law licenses, they would increase those numbers.
Michelle “voluntarily surrendered” her law license in 1993? That’s only five years after graduating from Harvard Law!
bump, to check later
Want to be Valerie Jarret knows where all the obama Chicago skeletons are buried and that is why Mocchelle tolerates her being the real strong black woman who runs the WH and Barrys life
Where I live, you have to renew your license every year and you must remain an active membership in the Bar. To keep the license, you must also complete so many hours of continuing legal education.
Since neither of the Obamas need a license to plunder and pillage this country, it makes sense for them to allow their licenses to lapse.
I read that her hospital job was a made up one to help the poor get proper healthcare...ha ha...but I digress.
Legal Counsel to the hospital?
For what it’s worth.... I have no idea if this is valid.
President Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and was admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Illinois on Dec. 17, 1991. Prior to being elected to the Illinois state Senate in 1996, he worked as a civil rights lawyer at the firm formerly known as Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Four days after Obama announced that he would run for president in February 2007, he voluntarily elected to have his law license placed on inactive status, according to Grogan. Then, after becoming president, he elected to change his status to retired in February 2009.
Michelle Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988, and was admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Illinois on May 12, 1989. Following graduation, she joined Sidley Austin, a corporate law firm in Chicago. But a few years later, in 1994, while working for the Public Allies project in Chicago, Obama voluntarily had her license placed on inactive status.
But the claim that the Obamas surrendered their licenses to avoid ethics charges has no basis in fact. Neither of the Obamas has any public record of discipline or pending proceedings against them, according to the online public registration records of the ARDC. We also confirmed that with Grogan, who said that the Obamas were never the subject of any public disciplinary proceedings.
The Obamas havent said exactly what prompted them to change the status of their licenses. But Grogan said that it was fairly common for lawyers who didnt intend to continue practicing law to go on inactive status. It was actually one of the reasons, he said, that the rule was changed so that lawyers wanting to switch to inactive status no longer had to petition the Illinois Supreme Court to do so. In 2011, more than 12 percent of the states 87,943 registered attorneys were on inactive status (see Chart 2), according to the ARDCs annual report for that year.
In addition, prior to June 5, 2012, the Obamas would have been required to pay an annual fee of $289 (now $342), and take classes to satisfy the states Minimum Continuing Legal Education requirement, in order to keep their licenses active. Lawyers on retirement status, however, dont have to pay an annual fee or take classes. And lawyers on inactive status also dont have to take classes, but they do have to pay an annual fee of $105.
Perhaps one reason for these false claims is that the online registration record used to list Michelle Obama as being on court ordered inactive status. But that wasnt because of any wrongdoing. As previously mentioned, before 1999, an Illinois Supreme Court rule required active lawyers who wanted to change their registration status to do so by petitioning the court.
Many times, this is done with licenses that, for instance, require continuing education every year to maintain the license.
This is an option many choose when they move out of state and/or take a break from practicing law but still want to maintain their license for future uses. In other words, when the license holder does not want to or practically can not maintain the continuing education requirements.
There is nothing for factcheck to go by other than Obama’s book. Everything (if it even existed) has been sealed.
“O” is in politics because he CANNOT be gainfully employed anywhere ELSE!
I am certain I faced a tougher vetting process to get MY dinky job than “O” ever faced in his life for his many cushy and princely paid positions!
Just googled her hospital job.
It was created for her and was called,
VP for Community and External Affairs.
It was eliminated after she left it.
Not a job as Legal Counsel, no way.
I’m not knocking all of your points or facts.
But there’s no reason for the Obamas to maintain active law licenses as they haven’t even claimed to practice law for many years.
Wasn’t there something about him not listing his aliases on the application?