Far from Home: Foreign Lawyers in the United States

Jasmine Zhee
It's essential to establish a network of contacts who might either be aware of an upcoming opportunity or be able to point you in the right direction.

It's essential to establish a network of contacts who might either be aware of an upcoming opportunity or be able to point you in the right direction.

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I was admitted to the New York Bar in January 2020. During the admission ceremony, I stood up proudly when my home country, Singapore, was called. I was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2011. At that time, I could not have predicted that my legal career would eventually take me to the United States for a variety of professional and personal reasons. This journey to the United States is shared by countless other lawyers who were educated and practiced abroad.

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