Now Legal in Two States*
Just when I thought this day was completely ruined by the loss of our dear Pluto, I came home and found this in the mail:
That's right, folks, I'm now licensed to practice law in
I was warned the waiver process took eight-nine months, and was figuring on even longer due to the fact I changed employers the day, literally, that I turned in my waiver application (without, obviously, this information). They contacted me two months later and asked for my updated employer info, so really I was expecting notice around Thanksgiving time. Five sweet months later, I'm an Esquire times two. (That's how it works, right? "Heather G, Esq. Esq."?)
Of course, I have no idea what this really means for me, except that I get to pay two bar fees every year and attend (and pay for) an obnoxious number of CLE classes for two states*. I already got my pay raise when I turned in my app (not that I won't ask for another one), so...yay?
*The District of Columbia, it turns out, is not actually a state. Yet.