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I’m a Qualified Professional. Why Won’t the Government Let Me Work?

August 23, 2022

The Tennessee government won’t let me earn a living.

I worked hard to obtain a legal education, and I’m proud of my competency as an attorney.

But due to a tangled mess of red tape, the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners is refusing to grant foreign-educated attorneys like myself admission to the state bar — no matter our qualifications.

That’s why I’m challenging this arbitrary bureaucratic approach in the Tennessee Supreme Court — so that qualified professionals can do their jobs.

Read the rest of the op-ed in the Nashville Tennessean. 

Violaine Panasci, a Nashville resident, is challenging the Board of Law Examiners’ refusal to grant her admission to the Tennessee Bar in the state Supreme Court.



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