When I began my legal career, I never expected to practice law in multiple jurisdictions. I went to law school in Boston, and even though I was madly in love with Boston, I knew right from the start that I would return to Virginia and practice law there. I never had any idea that I would practice in Virginia, New York, and now North Carolina or that I would have a law partner who practices in three additional jurisdictions.
Why would an attorney want to get licensed in multiple jurisdictions? Well, sometimes it’s not so much a matter of wanting to be in multiple jurisdictions but rather a necessity.
For example, despite the fact that I’m already licensed in three jurisdictions, I live right on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina. I live on the North Carolina side, but the state line is just seven minutes away. This means I could draw potential clients from both states. It makes sense that I also get licensed in South Carolina. [Read more…] about How To Get Licensed To Practice Law In Multiple Jurisdictions