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5/10/2005 5:08:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Texas--Calls Needed to Help Homeschoolers Become Lawyers

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May 10, 2005


Texas--Calls Needed to Help Homeschoolers Become Lawyers


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

House Bill 826 is stuck in the Calendar Committee and we have heard
that it will not come before the House if it is not scheduled for a
vote by the Calendar Committee this week.

H.B. 826 will make it possible for homeschool graduates of quality
distance-learning law school programs to take the Texas Bar Exam
thereby allowing them to practice law in the state. For instance,
homeschoolers who graduate from the distance learning school Oak Brook
College of Law in California are currently prohibited from taking the
Texas Bar Exam. H.B. 826 would allow these types of students the
opportunity to practice law in Texas.


ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Call as many members of the Calendar Committee as possible and give
them this message:

"Please vote to schedule House Bill 826 for a vote in the full House.
This bill will allow graduates from proven distance-learning law
schools to take the Texas Bar Exam. Texas will benefit by allowing
these skilled graduates to practice law in the state."


Rep. Beverly Woolley
(512) 463-0696

Rep. Gene Seaman
(512) 463-0672

Rep. Bill Callegari
(512) 463-0528

Rep. Gary Elkins
(512) 463-0722

Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst
(512) 463-0600

Rep. Vilma Luna
(512) 463-0484

Rep. Brian McCall
(512) 463-0594

Rep. Sid Miller
(254) 968-3535

Rep. Patrick M. Rose
(512) 463-0647

Rep. Sylvester Turner
(512) 463-0554

Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale
(512) 463-0661
Rep. Sid Miller
(254) 968-3535


BACKGROUND:
More and more homeschool graduates are going to law school. This is an
important development, since it creates a foundation for homeschoolers
to have an impact on our legal system, run for office, and serve in
government.

This type of law school is a good fit for homeschool students, and
passage of the bill will allow graduates to practice in Texas.
Currently only California welcomes these students, and many of them
are successfully practicing law in that state.

Over the last eight years I have worked with numerous Oak Brook law
students who have worked as Legal Assistants for the HSLDA Legal
Department. They have turned out to be the best Legal Assistants to
serve HSLDA. In fact, we have hired two graduates of the school to
work as lawyers in our office. To continue to deny these exemplary
lawyers that graduate from Oak Brook from practicing law in Texas
serves no useful purpose.

For more information on the bill, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2275 .

Thank you for your calls.


Sincerely,

Christopher Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel
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