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CHART 5: Eligibility for Admission to the Bar: Additional Requirements


                             For admission to the bar, do you require certain courses, activities, or skills training?*

                          Prior to admission  After admission  Post-admission mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Jurisdiction              Yes No Yes No Yes No                       Description

Alabama                   X                      XX                  12 hours per year.

Alaska                    X                      XX                  3 hours per year.

Arizona                   XX                                   X 15 hours per year.
Arkansas                                     XX                X 12 hours per year.

California                   X                   XX                  25 hours per 3 years.

Colorado                  X                      XX                  45 hours per 3 years.

Connecticut                  X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

Delaware                  X                      XX                  24 hours per 2 years.

District of Columbia         XX                                   X

Florida                      XX                                X 33 hours per 3 years.

Georgia                      XX                                X 12 hours per year.

Hawaii                       XX                                X 3 hours per year.

Idaho                        XX                                X 30 hours per 3 years.
Illinois                     XX                                X 30 hours per 2 years.

Indiana                      XX                                X 36 hours per 3 years.

Iowa                         X                   XX                  15 hours per year.

Kansas                       X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

Kentucky                     X                   XX                  12.5 hours per year.

Louisiana                    X                   XX                  12.5 hours per year.

Maine                        X                   XX                  11 hours per year.

Maryland                  X                      XX

Massachusetts                XX                                   X

Michigan                     XXX
Minnesota
                             X                   XX                  45 hours per 3 years.

Mississippi                  X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

Missouri                     XX                                X 15 hours per year.

Montana                   X                      XX                  15 hours per year.

Nebraska                     X                   XX                  10 hours per year.

Nevada                       XX                                X 12 hours per year.

New Hampshire                XX                                X 12 hours per year.

New Jersey                   XX                                X 24 hours per 2 years.

New Mexico                X                   X                X 12 hours per year.

New York                  XX                                   X 24 hours per 2 years.
North Carolina                               XX                X 12 hours per year.

North Dakota                 X                   XX                  45 hours per 3 years.

Ohio                         XX                                X 24 hours per 2 years.

Oklahoma                     X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

Oregon                       XX                                X 45 hours per 3 years.

Pennsylvania                 XX                                X 12 hours per year.

Rhode Island                 XX                                X 10 hours per year.

South Carolina            X                      XX                  14 hours per year.

South Dakota                 XXX

Tennessee                    X XX                                    15 hours per year.
Texas                                                                15 hours per year.
                             XX                                X

Utah                         XX                                X 24 hours per 2 years.

Vermont                      XX                                X 20 hours per 2 years.

Virginia                     X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

Washington                X                      XX                  45 hours per 3 years.

West Virginia                XX                                X 24 hours per 2 years.

Wisconsin                    X                   XX                  30 hours per 2 years.

Wyoming                      XX                                X 15 hours per year.

Guam                         X                   XX                  10 hours per year.

Northern Mariana Islands     X                   XX                  20 hours per year.
Palau                        X                   XX                  15 hours per 2 years.

Puerto Rico                  X                   XX                  24 hours per 3 years.
Virgin Islands
                             X                   XX                  12 hours per year.

*See Charts 6 and 10, pages 20–21 and 33, for UBE-jurisdiction-specific component requirements that consist of a test rather than a course, activity,
or skills training component.

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