Rafa Baca’s personal observations:
- Government-license: As I am a licensed attorney, not a day goes by where attorney-client ethics and professionalism rules and regulations are not rigorously followed so as not to lose my livelihood, from those ethical and professional requirements arising from multiple government-issued lawyer licenses.
- Optional – license credential: My father was a California Licensed Professional Nuclear Engineer, with two observed takeaways here: a) Unlike mandatory requirements for all lawyers and medical doctors, state-issued engineering professional licenses are an OPTIONAL professional perk; and b) fellow professional engineering collogues and employers alike hold state-licensed Professional Engineers to the highest esteem having gone through such an optional accreditation process. At times, professional engineers make slightly more money than their peers and are highly sought after by employers.
- Technical folks make great legal partners: As a U.S. Patent Attorney, I have worked closely with Patent Agents in my legal practice – they do a great job of working within patent law although they are NOT lawyers, but they have passed the US Patent & Trademark Office bar exam by virtue of their technical degrees. I have also worked with privacy & security privacy professionals who are NOT lawyers but do a great job in