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practicing law on both sides of the border 8 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Anyone practicing law in the US and Canada? Do you need dual residency in order to "article"?
 
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Re:practicing law on both sides of the border 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
Check out Miller Canfield (US law firm with a Canadian office). Its very rare to find a US attorney who has dual citizenship and has satisfied Canadian Articling requirements.
 
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Re:practicing law on both sides of the border 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 5  
Practicing law on both sides of the US-Canadian border is essential for immigration attorneys and maybe tax attorneys. Otherwise, i dont see the value.
 
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Re:practicing law on both sides of the border 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
Canada has a dual system of laws. E.g. in the province of Quebec, a system of civil law is used. At the federal level, as well as in every province or territory except Quebec, a system of common law is used. Because of this, there are two Canadian law degrees generally in use.

The program of study for the common law LL.B. is second-entry, undergraduate, professional degree. While the degree awarded is at the first-degree level and admission may be granted to applicants with two or three years of undergraduate studies towards a degree, in practice the programme generally requires completion of a previous undergraduate degree before registration in that programme. In fact, almost all admitted law students hold at least a bachelor level degree, and a significant number hold a graduate level degree as well.
 
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Re:practicing law on both sides of the border 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
If you want to practice law in Canada, be aware that there are bar exams for each province. In addition, in order to practice law in Canada, you have to present a file to a Commitee of equivalences, and the Committee will tell you what courses you need to take in a Canadian LL.B program.

Just know that practicing in Canada is a pain in the ass for foreign lawyers.
 
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