Legislators challenge authority of GA Supreme Court to regulate practice of law
A bill offered by a Macon legislator would strip the Georgia Supreme Court of the authority to set educational qualifications for Bar applicants who are already admitted in another state. Paul Kilpatrick, speaking for the Board of Bar Examiners, said that under the bill, “Georgia’s standard would be reduced to the lowest standard in the United States.”
State Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Macon businessman sponsored HB 150 at the request of Sara Larios, a rather attractive Rules Committee aide who Franklin said prodded him to introduce the bill. Larios said she passed the California bar exam but could not take the exam in Georgia because she graduated from a non-accredited online law school. She later applied for a waiver to take the Georgia test but was turned down. See Fulton County Daily Report article (subscription required).
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