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Old 09-24-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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If you are sitting on fence about who to vote for, Brown or Warren.

I would go with Warren. She scares the **** out Wall St fat cats because she will prosecute them and stand up for consumers.

Brown is just going to preserve the status quo.

This is plainly the case. Now, if voters can get past his blind partisanship.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Putting aside for the moment the veracity or lack thereof of the article's claim... how can one be censured by a bar that one isn't even a member of? Practicing without a license is not a "censure" matter, that's a criminal matter.
Every state bar has a committee dedicated to investigating people who practice law without a license. If Elizabeth Warren were practicing in a MA state court without a license, I would have to assume that she would have been found out by now. It's not like she's maintaining a low profile. And you're correct, it certainly can be a criminal matter, although it would be up to the district attorney's office to prosecute it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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So the question is whether she has been practicing law in this state without a license.
The bigger question to me is whether she's running a business out of her Harvard office. I know my boss would be pretty miffed it I did that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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The bigger question to me is whether she's running a business out of her Harvard office. I know my boss would be pretty miffed it I did that.
Law professors practice law and write books all the time.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Waltham, MA
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I am one of those and i like what i see of Ms. Warren. Not only after she decided to run for senate from MA but long before that...
I like to see someone figuring out a way or seriously trying to stop the Street to be reckless... in the way they have been in last few years.
Having said that, i do understand Mr. Brown has his own base .. but it is getting tough for him to hold on to his base.

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Mass residents have probably seen just about all of Ms. Warren they care see.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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Yeah, thanks for giving me a bunch of information I didn't ask for. Do you have an answer for my question or not?
Your question was would this be a criminal violation?

Your question has been answered by Marlow:

//www.city-data.com/forum/26231931-post42.html
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Every state bar has a committee dedicated to investigating people who practice law without a license. If Elizabeth Warren were practicing in a MA state court without a license, I would have to assume that she would have been found out by now. It's not like she's maintaining a low profile. And you're correct, it certainly can be a criminal matter, although it would be up to the district attorney's office to prosecute it.
The person writing in the OP link is making a lot of the location of her office, saying that she must have a MA license in order to have a physical office in MA? Do you know if that's true if her practice is limited to federal court?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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The person writing in the OP link is making a lot of the location of her office, saying that she must have a MA license in order to have a physical office in MA? Do you know if that's true if her practice is limited to federal court?
I don't know. I saw that she's known as a bankruptcy attorney and figured that's what she does. I also read the link and it didn't say anything about her practicing in state or federal court, just that she lives in MA but isn't licensed there. The OP hasn't been back, as usual.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I don't know. I saw that she's known as a bankruptcy attorney and figured that's what she does. I also read the link and it didn't say anything about her practicing in state or federal court, just that she lives in MA but isn't licensed there. The OP hasn't been back, as usual.
It has been my assumption that she practices in federal court because the cases that were mentioned in the OP link certainly seem to be federal court cases. Bankruptcy Court is federal court and it seems to me that she does specialize in bankruptcy. I also noticed that the author didn't distinguish between federal and state court, but he cited a bunch of federal court cases.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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It has been my assumption that she practices in federal court because the cases that were mentioned in the OP link certainly seem to be federal court cases. Bankruptcy Court is federal court and it seems to me that she does specialize in bankruptcy. I also noticed that the author didn't distinguish between federal and state court, but he cited a bunch of federal court cases.
Also most of the cases cited were where she wrote amicus curiae briefs and appeared "of counsel". I don't know if you have to be licensed to file an amicus curiae brief. And as you've pointed out, she could have filed to appear pro hac vice. I just think it's unlikely that she's appearing in court without the proper license. But if she has, I assume the MA bar and the federal court will be taking action soon enough.
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