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Toby Lyles has over thirty years of experience as a news researcher, editorial researcher, and reference librarian at major news and academic institutions throughout the U.S. Her work includes longer investigative pieces, data analysis and data visualizations using multiple complex enterprise systems as well as commercial applications for research, fact checking, and online research.

A Compilation of State Licensed Lawyer Databases

Every lawyer in the United States is licensed to practice in some state, but very few lawyers are licensed to practice in every state. As a result, the question often arises — is attorney X licensed to practice in state Y? This guide by expert librarian and researcher Toby Lyles identifies the licensing authority, usually the bar association for each state, to ascertain whether an attorney has a valid bar license to practice law in a specific state (or the District of Columbia).

Subjects: Ethics, Legal Profession, Legal Research