Legal profession in Puerto Rico

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The Legal profession in Puerto Rico it is practiced in both the state level and the federal level.

Thus the legal professionals in Puerto Rico must study both Law of Puerto Rico and the Law of the United States.

There are presently four law schools in the island:[1]

After completing a Juris Doctor Degree lawyers have to pass the Puerto Rico General Bar Exam in order to practice law. Lawyers that graduated from ABA accredited schools may also practice in Puerto Rico, but they must also take the bar exam.

Until 2010 all lawyers had to be associated to the Puerto Rico Bar Association in order to practice law.

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  1. ^ "Enlaces Escuelas de Derecho de Puerto Rico" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 29, 2010.