Saturday, August 1, 2015

State Bar Refuses to Allow Squatter to Practice Law Due to Political Views

The California State Bar is refusing to let me become licensed as an attorney because of my efforts squatting houses and helping others find housing. I have completed all other requirements to practice law including passing the Bar Exam. We need to raise awareness of the fact that the State Bar is refusing my application to practice law solely on the basis of my organizing efforts and political views. Please spread this press release around far and wide so we can bring attention to this issue

This is important for many other than myself because there are other students following the same educational path who have histories of political organizing. If the State Bar rejects my application they may continue to reject applications of others who are also committed to environmental and social justice advocacy.

There are enough lawyers for the rich and corporations. We need lawyers who can represent marginalized people and protect the environment. This means we cannot allow the State Bar to reject applicants who have a history of organizing and advocacy on issues relevant to areas in which there exists little representation in the legal profession.