Tennessee: petition to change full-time work requirement for lawyer licensure

The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to change the requirement that out-of-state lawyers who wish to practice in Tennessee must have worked full-time as a lawyer in another state for five of the last seven years or sit for the Tennessee bar exam. The petition claims that the requirement makes it harder for lawyers working part-time, especially working mothers, to practice in Tennessee.

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