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Every American lawyer is licensed for practice in some State, but very few, if any, lawyers are licensed to practice in every state. The question raised regularly is whether a lawyer licensed in state A is also licensed in State B. Traditionally this answer would be determined by contacting the local bar association of the state. That still is a way to do it, but now, it can be done quicker, easier and less expensively by researching the online database of a State. These databases multiply quickly. Practically unknown in the decade of 1990, today there exist over 44 active databases.
The question is… Where do you find these databases? Many times, the information is supplied by the bar association of the State, but at times the data is originated from the judicial system of the State, disciplinary agencies or state bar examiners. To simplify this research we have organized the following list of lawyer databases, which include the telephone number of each states licensing authority.
Notice: If you find your lawyer in one of the following databases, your work is completed. If the lawyer is not listed, however, you should call the telephone number to determine conclusive, if the lawyer in question is registered in that State. Due to privacy worries, some States permit that their lawyers, to opt out of the online database.
Although this guides focus is to help you determine if a lawyer is licensed to practice in a particular State, there are many others kinds of databases online specific to a State in which information about a particular lawyer can be obtained.
Footnote1Finding Lawyers: Directories, Web Sites & State Bar Sources, LLRX.com, December 17, 2001.
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