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Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?
Power Line ^ | 9/25/12 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:38 PM PDT by Libloather

Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?
Posted on September 25, 2012 by John Hinderaker

**SNIP**

This section is one that frequently applies to my own law practice. I provide legal services in jurisdictions where I am not admitted to practice all the time, under the pro hac vice rules of the local state and federal courts. Under those rules, I can apply to practice in the courts of other states, including Massachusetts, as long as I am licensed and in good standing in Minnesota, and agree to abide by the ethics rules of those states. But you can’t practice under pro hac rules in the state where you reside, and no one claims that this exception applies to Elizabeth Warren’s practice in Massachusetts. So the question is, what “federal law or other law of this jurisdiction” would allow Warren to practice law in Massachusetts, even though she doesn’t have a Massachusetts law license? Neither she nor her supporters have suggested any such law that might apply.

Maybe someone eventually will come up with a plausible theory on which Elizabeth Warren has not been practicing law illegally in Massachusetts for some years, but so far no one has advanced any such theory. Criminal penalties apply, I believe, to the unauthorized practice of law in Massachusetts, as in other states. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Democrats may be looking back longingly on the days when Marsha Coakley was their Senate candidate.

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elizabethwarren; law; license; massachusetts; warren
Criminal penalties apply...

Smells like a felony.

1 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

If she’s a consultant for a firm and/or attoney, she’s not practicing.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather
Doesn't Lizzy the Attorney get a pass under the perpetual Cherokee Treaty? Any crime or act committed by a descendant or their imaginary relatives gets off Scot-free???

Only applies to registered Democrats....

3 posted on 09/26/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Libloather

She has been practicing law without a license with no RESERVATION.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:55 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: ptsal

She’ll say her office was sovereign Indian land and so does not fall under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts laws.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Libloather
Smells like a felony.

Got bad news for ya...as is the case with the United States of America,the Commonwealth of Massachusetts lacks an Attorney General that can find crimes committed by Rats.

6 posted on 09/26/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Libloather

Did she provide a bill for legal advice? If so, she practiced law without a licence.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 4:51:28 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: Libloather

Hey, Coakley looked like she ordered a hit on that reporter. There is a type of Democrat in Mass who likes the Coakley style, but she’s washed up. So is Fauxahontas.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Libloather

Nothing to worry about. Holder has claimed jurisdiction and he will act on it if he determines there was any malfeasance. Now move along.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 4:56:58 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Sacajaweau
If she’s a consultant for a firm and/or attoney, she’s not practicing.

If I'm not mistaken, she was listed as the "attorney of record" on at least one lawsuit. I'll try to find a cite on that.

10 posted on 09/26/2012 5:01:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Libloather

There was a thread on this the other day. My friend who is a lawyer (and a lib, BTW) saw the notices of the cases she was involved in in MA, and said the problem for her is that she listed her Harvard office on the court document on the case. If she was merely listed within the offices of the lawyers that she was assisting, it would be ok; but, listing her office w/o a MA license is a no-no.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 5:03:27 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Libloather

She’s a Cherokee Kennedy hybrid; criminal laws don’t apply. But are there any civil remedies available to those she nonlawyerly scalped in court? There must be some lowly shyster in the state willing to call her on it if there were wampum to be made. And Brown is enough of a Mass. pol to know how to parade her victims.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 5:06:24 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Libloather

Paleface Lizzy caught red-handed again.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 5:11:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sacajaweau
Found it:
Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem
Posted by William A. Jacobson
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:37am

Maintained private law practice at Cambridge office for over a decade but not licensed in Massachusetts

The debate last Thursday night between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren covered ground mostly known to voters.

But there was one subject most people watching probably did not know about, Elizabeth Warren’s private legal representation of The Travelers Insurance Company in an asbestos-related case.

Brown brought the point up late in the debate, and hammered it:

Warren attempted to deny her role, and referred to a Boston Globe article, but the Globe article supports Brown’s account. The Globe article indicated the representation was for a period of three years and Warren was paid $212,000. The case resulted in a Supreme Court victory for Travelers arising out of a bankruptcy case in New York.

Whatever the political implications of the exchange, Warren’s representation of Travelers raises another big potential problem for Warren.

Warren represented not just Travelers, but numerous other companies starting in the late 1990s working out of and using her Harvard Law School office in Cambridge, which she listed as her office of record on briefs filed with various courts. Warren, however, never has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Excerpt. Full article at: Legal Insurrection article
14 posted on 09/26/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Pharmboy
The lies appear to have been her story for a long time from Legal Insurrection "Lie a lots" Warren listed Cambridge Mass as her Primary Practice Location on her Texas bar membership in the early 1990s: So if your attorney friend is correct she has been practicing her "sham" illegally for quite some time.
15 posted on 09/26/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Libloather

Isn’t expecting a professional liberal to be licensed some sort of discrimination or racism?


16 posted on 09/26/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Bob
If there's one thing lawyers don't like, it's non-lawyers practicing law in their state. Anybody know if she could be forced to return every dime she's ever collected illegally representing clients in Massachusetts?
17 posted on 09/26/2012 5:14:46 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: DaveInDallas

Has she been a “for profit” using a “not for profit” office at Harvard?

Need the tax records.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 5:17:40 PM PDT by capecodder
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To: Sacajaweau

She argued in MA state court. As a resident and “expert” from Harvard, the court can waive the license requirement, which I assume they did. So as much as I dislike her, this is a red herring.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Libloather
Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?

For the answer, cue the little girl from ALIENS =

"Affirmative!"

Last time I checked practicing Law without a license is against the law. But what does she or her supporters care? They are DemocRATS and the law does not apply to them.

20 posted on 09/26/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Libloather
She's an Indian too? She Sioux sue.
21 posted on 09/26/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Baynative

These are the very same people who’d freak if a day care worker wasn’t licensed.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Baynative

These are the very same people who’d freak if a day care worker wasn’t licensed.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: whitedog57
a red herring.

Bringing up the squaw's old last name and skin color is racist.

24 posted on 09/26/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Next they’re going to be saying the President doesn’t have a legitimate US birth certificate! Oh ... wait ... :)


25 posted on 09/26/2012 6:20:11 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: whitedog57

Read the entire article. It’s not a red herring.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:17:28 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Here's what he said:

If I have a client in California and they want to file suit out there in federal court, I simply hire a California attorney as local counsel, he enters an appearance and files the pro hac motion in the federal court for me, and after it is granted, I litigate the case and I use the local counsel as a mail drop basically. Goes on all the time in big firms and it is not an issue. The problem is the Massachusetts office... That is dicey to say the least.

27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:58:51 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Libloather

Sadly, it won’t matter to MA Dems.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT by Humble Servant (Work for the most conservative one in the race, and keep up the pressure.)
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To: Bob

She also represented a steel company in its effort to screw coal miners out of their pensions and benefits. And her ads are all about how she stands for the little guy.

BS.

But she’ll get away with it, because 60% of this God-forsaken hellhole is inhabited by brain-dead Dems.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 8:09:40 PM PDT by Humble Servant (Work for the most conservative one in the race, and keep up the pressure.)
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To: Libloather
Let's take advantage of the opportunity: if Fauxcahontas from the Land-O-Fakes wrapper can practice Law without a license, maybe we don't need all this licensing for lawyers.

Let's collapse the franchise, and drastically reduce the number of lawyers in the country.

Good can only come of this: and contra the famous quote from Shakespeare, we won't have to kill any lawyers to do it...

Cheers!

30 posted on 09/26/2012 8:32:37 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ptsal

Rumor has it that Squaw Lizzie plans to open a casino if she loses the election.


31 posted on 09/26/2012 9:23:17 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: proudpapa

Lizzie will most likely use her law license from “some” state and cite her rumored family history as her heritage. Having high cheek bones and big balls will get you somewhere.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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