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Attorney and Lawyer, Kulwant Singh Boora operates his own law firm in the State of Michigan, after moving to the United States of America over 15 years ago. As defence counsel, Kulwant represents clients on criminal and civil litigation cases, having passed the state bar examination in part thanks to his undergraduate degree from Staffordshire University, which contributed to the application process.
He is admitted to practice law in numerous Michigan State Courts and Federal Courts, he is pursuing admission to the United States Supreme Court the highest court in the United States of America and has published a book with practical advice, guidance and personal insight to help other aspiring foreign law graduates.
Attorney Boora completed his second Master of Law (LLM) with Staffordshire University, having already completed a LLM from an American Bar Association (ABA) law school in the United States.
“I want to grow my practice and help others to see there is light at the end of the tunnel and not to give up on their dreams of becoming a lawyer,” Kulwant said. “My driving motivation to pursue law in the first place was to help others as much as I can.”
Kulwant was born and grew up in Birmingham, in the UK, where he first studied law at college in Sutton Coldfield. His career began as an office clerk at the former firm Lee Crowder Solicitors, where he later worked in the litigation department.
He recalled: “I never aspired to be a lawyer as a young teenager, but that changed dramatically when I worked at the firm. It inspired me into a career in law, having worked with some outstanding and reputable solicitors. My parents were also very supportive of my ambition and goal to become a lawyer and I valued their support,”
His passion for helping others saw Kulwant study for a BA (Hons) at Staffordshire University, having chosen the institution for its “outstanding reputation, flexible schedule and excellent tutors”.
After graduating, he migrated to the United States. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent several years as a legal professional, working with attorneys across the country on various state and federal cases. He also worked for Fortune 200 and 500 businesses on national and international projects.
In 2016, Kulwant passed The State Bar of Michigan examination and launched his own practice, The Boora Law Group P.L.C. He explained: “It was a very rigorous process just to be able to sit for the bar examination, but I was able to use my degree from Staffordshire University as part of my application. The American bar examination is a very difficult bar examination and I was delighted to pass.”
He is due to complete his LLM with Staffordshire University in 2018 and is continuing to help other foreign aspiring lawyers through his book, “U.S Bar Admissions For Foreign Law Graduates and Foreign Lawyers Which Includes State Bar Rules and Case Law”, available to buy through Amazon.
“The book provides great insight on using foreign education to seek access to the American bar for foreign law graduates and lawyers,” Kulwant said. “Many people don’t know what an attorney does. An attorney does the exact same work as what a barrister and solicitor would do. In other words, an attorney is both a barrister and solicitor in one in the United States. I want to encourage law students to keep at it. Staffordshire University certainly helped me to achieve my goal and eventually open my own law practice. While the hurdles may be high, there is hope if you keep at it and follow your desire to become a lawyer. There are valuable alternatives to a training contract or pupillage.”