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February 6, 2012

ABA Passes Policy Supporting Military Spouses in Legal Profession

Erin Masson Wirth, co-founder of the Military Spouse JD Network, tells House delegates of the need for local, state and territorial bar admissions to accommodate the unique needs of military spouses in the legal profession. Estelle Rogers, a delegate from the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities,  also spoke in favor of the resolution brought to the governing body by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Comments (2)

  • RS Allen
    4:20 PM February 11, 2012

    Yep! Let’s do what all of the states and the federal government have been doing for years: give preferential treatment to military personnel regardless of their qualifications. That’s what it’s going to boil down to and you can survey virtually every local, state and federal government office and you will find a large percentage of ex-military working in them. People who got the jobs not because of exceptional qualifications or high civil-service exam scores, but because of preferential hiring practices. When it comes to promotions, they get the preference there, too. We know the condition of most government bureaucracies. They are inefficient of cannot operate within their budgets. Let’s do that with the private sector now, too.

  • RL Donlon
    4:03 PM March 13, 2012

    I would have greatly appreciated some accommodation when my husband was active duty Coast Guard. Moving around and having to take the bar exam in every state became very burdensome. Eventually, I turned to legal publishing as a way to stay in the legal profession instead of trying to practice law every time we moved.