It ceases to become a professor’s office when you do legal work for PAY there. That it is used also for other purposes (even primarily) is of no consequence.
I also note that : “Warren refused to disclose the full extent of her private law practice when asked by The Boston Globe. If Warren denies that she has practiced law in Massachusetts without a license, Warren should disclose the full extent of her private law practice. The public has a right to assess whether Warren has failed to comply with the most basic requirement imposed on others, the need to become a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to practice law in and from Massachusetts.”
So we don’t even KNOW that her practice did not include NON federal cases. It may have…and she WILL be made to disclose this by the bar association though probably well after the election.
You might also wish to review point #3 in the OP link as to what constitutes the practice of law in Massachusetts:
" As general observations, we have noted that the practice of law involves applying legal judgment to address a client’s individualized needs … and that custom and practice may play a role in determining whether a particular activity is considered the practice of law … More specifically, we have stated:
“[D]irecting and managing the enforcement of legal claims and the establishment of the legal rights of others, where it is necessary to form and to act upon opinions as to what those rights are and as to the legal methods which must be adopted to enforce them, the practice of giving or furnishing legal advice as to such rights and methods and the practice, as an occupation, of drafting documents by which such rights are created, modified, surrendered or secured are all aspects of the practice of law.”
I think Prof. Jacobsen has it exactly right. She WAS practicing law in the state…and doing so illegally. We’ll see who the Board agrees with down the road.