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Supplemental Remarks

       For admission to the bar, do you require certain courses, activities, or skills training prior to admission?
         Alabama Online course on Alabama law is required for applicants seeking admission by examination or by UBE score transfer.

         Alaska Applicant must attend presentation on attorney ethics as prescribed by the Board, currently a 1½-hour video course offered by the bar
         association.

         Arizona Online course on Arizona law is required prior to admission for all applicants.

         Colorado Exam applicants must complete the Colorado Supreme Court’s mandatory course Practicing with Professionalism. Newly admitted on
         motion or via transferred UBE score must complete the course within the first 6 months of admission as a CLE requirement.

         Delaware 5-month clerkship and pre-admission session conducted by the Supreme Court and Board of Bar Examiners.

         Maryland Rule requires applicants who are successful on the bar exam to complete an orientation program presented under the authority of the
         Court of Appeals between the time that the applicant’s exam results are released and the time of admission.

         Montana Montana Law Seminar attendance is required prior to admission. The course is offered the day after the bar exam.

         New Mexico One-day, in-person course on New Mexico law is required prior to admission.

         New York Applicants are required to perform 50 hours of pro bono service before they can be sworn in. (The requirement does not apply to
         lawyers licensed elsewhere who are seeking admission without examination.) Qualifying work may be performed at any time during law school
         and prior to filing an application for admission and can include pro bono work performed for a law school clinical program or during a summer job,
         internship, or externship. The work need not be completed before taking the bar examination. Online course (NYLC) and online exam (NYLE) on
         New York law is required prior to admission for applicants seeking admission by examination or by UBE score transfer. The New York Court of
         Appeals has added a new skills competency requirement for admission to the bar. Applicants may satisfy the new requirement by completing one
         of five separate pathways contained in Section 520.18 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals. Applicants should review the requirements of the new
         rule to assist them with selecting a law school that provides a program that will allow them to meet the new requirement. The new skills compe­
         tency requirement applies to all applicants who commence their law school studies after August 1, 2016, and to those foreign-educated applicants
         who commence their LL.M. program after August 1, 2018.

         South Carolina Must complete online Course of Study on South Carolina Law prior to admission.

         Washington Qualified applicants must complete a free 4-hour course. Available live or online.

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

         Arizona Completion of professionalism course is required within the first year of admission.

         Arkansas Each person admitted to the Bar of Arkansas by examination shall complete a mandatory course on maintaining an Arkansas law
         license required by the Arkansas Supreme Court. The course shall be completed within 2 years after the date an attorney is certified for admission
         by the Board of Law Examiners. The course will be offered various times throughout the year.

         District of Columbia Mandatory course on D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and D.C. Practice; requirement must be met within 12 months of
         admission.

         Florida Mandatory basic skills course, including instruction on discipline, ethics, and responsibility to the public, must be completed within 12
         months of admission, and may be completed 12 months prior to admission.

         Georgia Mandatory Transition into Law Practice Program must be completed in the year of admission or in the next calendar year. Program
         requires that newly admitted lawyers are subject to State Bar mandatory mentoring program for their first year of practice and must complete
         continuing legal education component. Certain classes of new lawyers are exempt (e.g., judicial law clerks).

         Hawaii Completion of State Bar’s professionalism course no later than December 31 of the year following the year of election of active status.

         Idaho Completion of 10 continuing legal education credits addressing Idaho law is required within 12 months of admission.

         Illinois Newly admitted attorneys must complete the following two requirements. (1) A course accredited as a Basic Skills Course. In lieu of that
         course, an attorney may undertake a mentoring program approved by the Commission on Professionalism. (2) At least 9 other hours of Illinois-
         approved CLE credit, including any amount of professional responsibility (PR) credit. Participating in a mentoring program cited in Part 1 counts
         toward these 9 hours only if it was not completed in lieu of the Basic Skills course.

         Indiana New admittees must complete 6 hours of applied professionalism in the first 3 years.

         Massachusetts A course in professionalism is required within the first 18 months after admission to the Massachusetts Bar.

         Missouri 2 hours of ethics required of all new admittees within 12 months of admission regardless of whether practicing in Missouri.

         Nevada Mandatory new lawyer training program during first year of admission.

         New Hampshire Practical skills course given by the State Bar must be completed during first 2 years of practice.

         New Jersey Newly admitted lawyers must obtain 15 credit hours in 5 of 9 New Jersey subject areas during first full 2-year compliance period.
         The compliance period is deferred until January 1 of the year immediately following admission to the New Jersey Bar.

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