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New Career Opportunities for Licensed Professionals in 2021

New Career Opportunities for Licensed Professionals in 2021

In March 2020, the unemployment rate peaked in California. Many businesses closed their doors and sent their employees home. Licensed professionals were some of the individuals most impacted by these shutdowns. Now as a result of the pandemic, California residents are looking for new avenues for their professional careers. Several laws are helping these residents
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How to Submit a Positive Moral Character Application for the California State Board

A positive moral character determination is one of the many factors needed to be admitted to the State Bar of California. The process can take anywhere from four months to one year depending on the complexities. This is why we highly encourage current law school students to start the process during their last year of
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California Professional License Resources You Need

California Professional License Resources You Need

For many Californians, a professional license can help establish a life with a steady career, income, and pride in helping others.  Whether you are a student in your late teens or early 20s, or you are examining a rebirth in your career, there are a lot of valuable resources if you are seeking your professional
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4 Tips to Defend Your Professional License on Your Own

4 Tips to Defend Your Professional License on Your Own

You’ve been convicted of a crime, and now you’ve decided to defend your professional license in front of your license review board on your own. In addition to the demands of your job and your daily life, successfully defending your license will require hours of extra work each week. Professional license defense firms like Unlock
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Can I Lose My Professional License For Using Marijuana in California?

Can I Lose My Professional License For Using Marijuana in California?

Recreational marijuana use has been legal in California for a few years now. With marijuana shops seemingly popping up everywhere, you may have thought of giving cannabis a try. If you’re a licensed professional, you might want to think twice. Unlock Legal, an Orange County-based professional license defense firm, wants you to know that recreational
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Why You Need a Criminal Defense and Professional License Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense and Professional License Defense Attorney

If you crash your car, your mechanic is not going to handle both your insurance claim and the repair work. So if you’re a licensed professional who is accused of a crime, why are you going to call a criminal defense attorney to fight the crime and the licensing board hearing? Unlock Legal, an Orange
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Will My Prior Dui Keep Me from Getting a Real Estate License?

Real Estate License Lawyer

You have completed all the requirements necessary to obtain a real estate license in California and invested a large amount of time and money in preparing for exams. But as the Department of Real Estate conducts its background check, there’s just one thing that’s causing you anxiety — a past DUI conviction. Do you really
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What Does a Professional License Attorney Do?

Have you run into trouble with your occupational license and need assistance? If so, you need to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable, professional license defense attorney. But, you may be wondering, what is a professional license attorney, and what do they do? Professional license attorneys are lawyers who practice administrative law, a type of law
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The Notice of Defense

The Notice of Defense is a legal document that comes with an accusation or denial. Licensees and some license applicants may submit it to their licensing board to preserve their right to a hearing after receiving an accusation or denial. If the Notice of Defense is not filed timely the licensing agency can take the
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The Accusation

The Accusation is the legal document that initiates the formal disciplinary proceedings against a California licensee. I always tell my clients that it is analogous to a criminal complaint which, once filed, starts the criminal proceedings against the accused. The Accusation gives the licensee notice of what the licensing agency is seeking and why. The
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