Public Comments for Events Organized by the FTC's Economic Liberty Task Force #00006

Submission Number:
00006
Commenter:
Kathryn Gantz
Organization:
State:
Delaware
Initiative Name:
Public Comments for Events Organized by the FTC's Economic Liberty Task Force
My legal education cost over $100,000. However, it is useless beyond the two States that I became licensed in immediately after law school. For 15 years I enjoyed a successful practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However, upon relocation to southern Delaware my licenses are useless. Delaware requires a full bar examination, preceptor, and 5 month clerkship in order to become licensed. Pennsylvania requires that a majority of my continuing education be completed in PERSON. This, even though there at numerous CLE programs available on line. All of these requirements are unnecessary. An attorney in good standing in any State in this country should be able to practice in ANY State in this country upon application. Law Schools do not spend much time on State law. Licensing and continuing education requirements for attorneys will have to change because the younger generations simply are not interested in professions that are not mobile. But for these burdensome restrictions on my ability to practice law I could have brought my business with me and would have employed others as I did in PA & NJ. Now, when I attend graduation parties and the graduate asks me about law school/profession I have to admit its a lot of money and time for a profession that is not mobile not to mention one that may eventually be replaced with artificial intelligence.(GOOGLE it) Everyone must be mobile today. Its time for the Bar Associations across the county to acknowledge changes and get with the times.