I am in USA on a H1B visa (Software profession).
I have a Bachelor-in-law and was a BAR member for some time. Before coming to USA, I suspended my BAR membership.
I would like to switch my profession to legal.
I am not an expert on immigration law, so I will answer only the portion of your question that asks about becoming a legal professional in the United States.
Bar admission in the United States is administered by state bar associations. You have to be admitted to the bar of the state in which you intend to practice, in accordance with that state's procedures. Their requirements for admitting an applicant with a foreign LL.B. or a bar admission from a foreign country vary quite a bit. Twenty-one states do not recognize foreign law degrees at all. I believe that four states will allow you to take their state bar examination on the basis of a foreign LL.B. without requiring any additional US-based education. Most of the remaining 25 states require you to complete a US-based LL.M. program, and often some additional requirements, before they will permit you to sit for their bar examinations.
In Texas, the admission requirements for a foreign attorney depend on whether the original LL.B. is based on English common law. If the original LL.B. is not based on English common law, the applicant must complete an LL.M. program at an approved US law school. If the original LL.B. is based on English common law, the applicant can substitute three years of practice for the LL.M. requirement.
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