Skip to comments.Why was Michelle Obama's Illinois law license taken away in 1993?
Posted on 09/17/2009 8:25:04 AM PDT by klb99
Does anyone know why Michelle Obama had her law license revoked in 1993?
Is there a punch line?
Thanks for posting. I didn’t know that, and now I’m curious.
And didn’t her husband lose his, too?
Because she was born in Kenya and lied about it?
His lapsed, hers was rescinded by the bar but in surrendering it, both she and the bar agreed to a non-disclosure that is still in force.
My guess - and this is just a guess - is that they didn’t keep up with continuing educatiopn requirements and therefore are no longer on the list of “active” attorneys.
This is the innocuous explanation. If there are others, I’m sure someone in the new media will investigate further.
I believe so. Unfortunately “someone” took a great care to make unavailable all records re why it was done.
Was it revoked- or did she decide (for whatever reason) not to renew it?
educatiopn = education
We need to find out because she is starting to spearhead “health reform” according to Politico.
That blow was below the boob belt.
Go sit in the corner.
>>My guess - and this is just a guess - is that they didnt keep up with continuing educatiopn requirements and therefore are no longer on the list of active attorneys.<<
That’s my guess as well.
When I worked for lawyers, certain repeat offenders were constantly hounding me about finding them continuing education opportunities.
Hel-LO! I’m a marketer. I am not a lawyer. How on earth would I know where to find what YOU need? (Which sort of explains why I no longer work for lawyers. That, and as a group they tend to suck.)
And at least in Texas, you can get CLE credit for reading American Lawyer and other such fluff. I mean, really, it’s not THAT hard.
Yup. I have spent time among lawyers as well (”some of my best friends are lawyers!”) and the common “personality” traits can be somewhat difficult to deal with.
Like her hospital job it was probably something she never really intended to work at. I will admit in the hospital job she was responsible for throwing poor people under the bus.
Michelle? There is no documentation to show that Barack is an American, that he ever graduated from college or law school, or that he ever passed the bar. All records have been sealed.
You mean why did she petition the court to de-activate her license?
Usually it’s because people don’t want to pay the Bar dues when they are not practicing.
I will stipulate to some lawyers being personally awesome - my buddy Hank, for example, and my buddy Jim the Freak. Not to mention Special Ed my co-worker.
But yep - the profession draws a certain personality type, doesn’t it?
Impersonating a qualified attorney?
Who could possibly want that woman for their lawyer?
Instead of guessing is there a way to find out?
ROFL oh, cvq, you kill me! :)
she surrendered it- usually a situation used to avoid further disciplinary action
I’ve always suspected that this is just odd language used by the IL bar. IOW she requested inactive status because she was no longer doing trial work, and when you do that the court makes an order relative to the license.
I have my doubts there is anything here.
ms google dunno...
It’s racist for you to ask.
When Obama ran against Jack Ryan for Senate in Illinois they managed to get Ryan’s sealed divorce records released...someone should work on getting her law licence revocation details released....after all, if it’s good for the goose.....
Nah. No one would have that sealed, unless that's just normal practice for all revocations. If it took an extra effort to have them sealed, it has to at least look bad for the individual. Might be no there, there, but it would have to at least look bad on the surface or they wouldn't bother.
The company I used to work for put on CLEs at least once a month. It was free for all our lawyers, and we provided catered lunch. We even opened the sessions to non-firm lawyers - if you knew one of our lawyers, you were welcome to attend our CLEs.
And STILL many of our guys complained (to me personally, as if I had any say in anything) that we didn’t offer them enough opportunity.
I’m sure ABC will do a full review...
Illinois did not have CLE requirements until a couple years ago.
maybe this helps
The NEW media - blogs and the internet - will investigate, even if the “pretend” media will not.
A hospital trying to find legal ways to send indigent and poor patients to other hospitals so theirs can make more money?
If she is starting to spearhead health reform it is important to know what happened.
I guess this would not be available under the FOIA. Could anyone sue to get it disclosed?
The official bar record, which is reproduced in one of the linked articles, says her bar license was “voluntarily inactive.” This would not be at all unusual for someone who had decided to cease practicing law. Maintaining an active license requires payment of an annual fee (usually several hundred dollars) and, in many states, meeting continuing legal education requirements. If you are not going to practice law, these are hassles you may want to avoid. If you change your mind and want to resume practicing law, you can have the license reinstated, though that may require proof of competence if you have been inactive for any significant period of time.
I read somewhere that BO’s license was revoked because he lied on the application where it asked if the applicant was ever known under another name. We know he went by the name Barry Soetoro while in Indonesia.
Her law license was revoked by the investigative and disciplinary committee. I doubt it is innocuous - I also doubt we will see the reason.
She stopped being an attorney and became a top fashion designer.
I’m not an attorney so am unsure of the difference between rescinded, revoked, disbarred, voluntarily surrendered etc etc. I don’t think if a law licensed was surrendered because of “inactivity” that the facts would be sealed. I read this on FR somewhere, and it said that the license was revoked by the Illinois Supreme Court - doesn’t appear to be a voluntary matter.
Yeah, she was considered too ugly to appear before the bench.
‘His lapsed, hers was rescinded by the bar but in surrendering it, both she and the bar agreed to a non-disclosure that is still in force.’
Didn’t Obama’s Senate Republican opponent have his sealed divorce records made public? Gues if you know the right people and pay the right amount of money you can unseal anything in Illinois!
Since Michelle is not in a position to run anything (as compared to Hillary back during the Clinton years), I’m not so sure this is important to us, nor should we make it a big issue.
Here’s WorldNetDaily’s reporting on it: