Military spouse attorneys could get bar licensing break
By BRIDGET BUSH
Capital News Service
LANSING — Attorneys married to someone on active duty in the military would be admitted to the Michigan Bar without taking the exam, if a pair of bills passes. Introduced by Reps. Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, and David Maturen, R-Vicksburg, this two-bill bipartisan package passed the House and was voted through the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously. It would make it easier on military spouses who already passed the bar in one state when they follow their husband or wife to duty in Michigan.
“Military families move, on average, every two to three years,” said Angela Allen, an attorney at Jenner & Block and military spouse to an Illinois National Guard member, who also serves as the Illinois director for the Military Spouse J.D. Network.