The California State Bar is throwing open the door to out-of-state lawyers, but strict conditions and high costs have some worried about tripping over the welcome mat. The State Bar Board of Governors has approved new rules, to go into effect Nov. 15, that let in-house counsel and legal services lawyers practice in California without taking the state's bar exam. But some say the steep fees will discourage relatively low-paid legal services lawyers from applying to work in the state.
Calif. Bar Welcomes Out-of-Staters -- for a Hefty Price
September 15, 2004