I'd like to know when law licensing first started, both as to "certification" and as to "licensing" if such a distinction applies in history. I'd like to know when it began to take hold. I'd like to get input as to the American Bar Association. And I'd like to know what the founders thought or would have thought about the subject. And I'd like to know what the prevailing attitude toward lawyering was at the time of the founding. And anything you could add as to Britain's colonial and precolonial treatment of the profession might be useful too.
All of those things would provide a complete enough answer to my question. Any further elaboration would be great.
Perhaps this belongs in the history stack exchange. I don't know.