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Supplemental Remarks

              Are the rules for admission to the practice of law in your jurisdiction promulgated by the state Supreme Court or the state
              legislature?

               Alabama Board of Commissioners, with ultimate approval in the Supreme Court.
               Connecticut Superior Court.
               District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
               Maryland The statutory requirements are implemented by rules adopted by Court of Appeals.
               Massachusetts Rules for admission of attorneys promulgated by the Supreme Judicial Court. Board of Bar Examiners may make additional rules
               subject to Supreme Judicial Court approval; legislative enabling statute.
               Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, subject to ultimate authority in the legislature with Supreme Court approval.
               New York Court of Appeals.
               North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, with ultimate approval by the Council of the North Carolina State Bar and the Supreme Court.
               Texas Legislature enacts Board’s enabling statute; Supreme Court adopts rules.
               Virginia Admission by examination: Board of Bar Examiners, with ultimate authority in the legislature. Admission on motion: Supreme Court of
               Virginia.

              Is there a specific prelegal education requirement?

               Alabama Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
               California 2 years of college; total of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college credit with an average grade at least equal to that required for
               graduation, or attain specific minimum scores on selected general exams administered by College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
               Delaware Bachelor’s degree.
               Georgia Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
               Kansas Baccalaureate degree.
               Maine Bachelor’s degree.
               Maryland Applicant must have completed prelegal education necessary to meet the minimum requirements for admission to an ABA-approved
               law school.
               Massachusetts Graduation from high school or equivalent and completion of work acceptable for a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
               Michigan 2 years college; total of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours.
               Mississippi 3 years college if on a 3-3 program, or bachelor’s degree.
               Nevada Successful completion of at least 3/4 of work acceptable for baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university.
               New Hampshire 3 years’ work required for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or the equivalent.
               North Carolina Completion of academic work required for admission to a law school approved by the Council of the North Carolina State Bar.
               Ohio Bachelor’s degree.
               Oklahoma Bachelor’s degree.
               Pennsylvania Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education.
               Tennessee Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college prior to taking the examination.
               Vermont 3/4 of work required for bachelor’s degree.
               West Virginia Bachelor’s degree.
               Guam 2 years college.
               Puerto Rico Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education.
               Virgin Islands Bachelor’s degree.

              Is there a residency requirement for licensing?

               Florida All applicants are required to document their citizenship or immigration status.
               Georgia All applicants are required to document their citizenship or immigration status.
               Minnesota Prior to admission, a foreign legal consultant must maintain an office in the state.
               New Hampshire Applicants must be domiciled in the United States.
               Ohio Motion applicants are required to attest to being a citizen or a resident alien of the United States.

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