Delaware Law Office
of Larry D. Sullivan, Esquire

Qualifications of an Attorney to Practice Law

An attorney may practice law only in those states in which she or he holds a license to practice.

The licensing process varies from state to state. Most states only admit persons who have a degree from alaw school approved by the American Bar Association, and who have passed a grueling licensing examination called the bar exam.

A few states have less stringent standards.

Character committees in every state review the personal and professional histories of bar applicants to ensure that they possess the integrity to practice law.

A client should feel free to check the qualifications, educational background, and professional history of an attorney.

Larry D. Sullivan, Esq.