The case of Sergio Garcia — An undocumented lawyer fighting for the right to practice law

On September 4, 2013, Sergio Garcia will appear before the California Supreme Court. He will argue for the right to practice law.

By all rights, he should be able to. In 2009, Sergio passed the California State Bar exam, was sworn in, admitted to the bar, and granted a license to practice law in California — two weeks later it was revoked because he’s undocumented.

As Sergio will argue, being a citizen is not one of the requirements for admission to practice law in California.

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