2013 Legislation

AB 1024: Attorneys' Right to Practice
Authorizes law licenses for noncitizens who pass the Bar Exam, allowing DREAMer students to practice law.

AB 1159: Notario fraud
Requires that lawyers and consultants performing services under pending federal immigration reform act abide by common sense business practices. Protections are estimated to cover more than 2.5 million potentially eligible Californians from the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers, fraud, and unnecessary mistakes that could jeopardize a client's pursuit of citizenship or – worse – result in deportation.