Mighty Milspouse: When a Lawyer Fell in Love with a Soldier
“For every single move we made I had to continue to retake the bar exam. So, I took it in Ohio, Georgia, Virginia and Oklahoma," she explained.
Then in 2011, Ms. Stolley joined the Military Spouse J.D. Network to champion licensure reciprocity for military spouses. Because of the organization's work, military spouses are exempt from having to retake the bar in more than 40 states.
Now with all of her efforts behind her Ms. Stolley reflected on what kept her motivated, “People used to ask me why I kept doing this, but I just kept telling myself it was going to get easier, and we’d get over it. I wouldn’t let myself quit."
Ms. Stolley's advice for other aspiring or practicing military spouse lawyers was to “Believe in yourself, and don’t take no for an answer.”
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