Kenilworth, NJ asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey

Q: If you go to law school and pass the bar without being sworn in are you a lawyer

if somebody goes to law school and earned the J.D, they took the bar exam which they passed But not sworn in Due to the criminal past they had does that make them a lawyer still? Or just a higher educated paralegal? Someone I know claimes they can still practice as a lawyer even though they weren’t sworn in

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Lazaro Cardenas
Lazaro Cardenas
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The short answer is no.

In NJ you can search for the status of an attorney here:

https://ecourts.judiciary.state.nj.us/webe5/AttyPAWeb/pages/_rlvid.jsp.faces?_rap=captchaAction.execute&_rvip=/pages/home.jsp&currLocaleBanner=en

Nina Whitehurst and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If you are not sworn in you cannot practice law in New Jersey

Tim Akpinar and Nina Whitehurst agree with this answer

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