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CHART 11: Admission on Motion/Fees

Note: As used in this chart, “on motion” denotes admission without any additional testing except, where required, the MPRE.

                            Do your     What is the        Your definition of practice for purposes          Must an applicant for             Admission on
                              rules     number of             of admission on motion includes:                    admission on                  motion fee
                                          years of
                          provide for     practice                                                           motion be a graduate
                          admission     required for                                                         of an ABA-approved
                          on motion?   admission on
                          Yes No          motion?                                                                  law school?

Jurisdiction                                            Law Gov’t                                  Judicial                  Yes No
                                                      teaching agency               In-house court of
                                                                       Military corporate record                              X
                                                                                                                              X
Alabama                   X            5 of past 6    X    X           X  X                          X                        X                $875*
                                                                                                                              X                $1,500
Alaska                    X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                                         $1,800
                                                                                                                                               $1,500
Arizona                   X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X

Arkansas                  X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

California                   X

Colorado                  X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                 $1,800
                                                                                                                                            X  $1,800
Connecticut               X            5 of past 10   X    X           X  X                          X

Delaware                     X

District of Columbia      X            None                                                                                                 X  $418*

Florida                      X                                                                                               X                 $600†
                                                                                                                             X                 $500*
Georgia                   X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                 $1,000
Hawaii                                                                                                                       X                 $1,250
                             X‡ X X                                                                                                             $875
                                                                                                                                            X  $525*
Idaho                     X            Varies         XXXXX                                                                                 X  $1,250
                                                                                                                             X                 $1,500
Illinois                  X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X                       X

Indiana                   X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Iowa                      X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Kansas                    X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Kentucky                  X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Louisiana                    X

Maine                     X 5 of past 7 / past 3 X X X X X                                                                   X $900*

Maryland                     X

Massachusetts             X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                                      X  $1,015*
                                                                                                                             X                  $800*
Michigan                  X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                  $950
                                                                                                                             X                 $1,500*
Minnesota                 X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                 $1,240
                                                                                                                             X                 $2,500†
Mississippi               X 5 XXXXX                                                                                          X                  $925

Missouri                  X            5 of past 10   X    X           X  X                          X

Montana                   X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Nebraska                  X            Varies         XXXX

Nevada                       X

New Hampshire             X 5 of past 7 / past 3 X X X X X                                                                   X $1,225

New Jersey                X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $575 / $750 / $1,500

New Mexico                X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $2,500**

New York                  X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $400

North Carolina            X            4 of past 6    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $2,000

North Dakota              X            4 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $400*

Ohio                      X            5 of past 10   X    X           X  X                          X                       X $1,500*

Oklahoma                  X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                 $2,000*
                                                                                                                                            X  $1,050†
Oregon                    X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X

Pennsylvania              X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X $1,300

Rhode Island                 X                        X                                                                      X                  $400
South Carolina               X‡                                                                                              X                 $450†
                                                                                                                             X                 $1,100*
South Dakota              X Past 5                         XXXX                                                              X                  $890
                                                                                                                             X                  $850
Tennessee                 X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                                          $600*
                                                                                                                                            X  $1,800
Texas                     X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                       X                  $620*
                                                                                                                                               $2,000*
Utah                      X            5 of past 7    X    X           X  X                          X                                      X   $850
                                                                                                                                            X   $600*
Vermont                   X 5 of past 10 / past 3          XXX                                                                              X  $500**
                                                                                                                             X
Virginia                  X 3 of past 5                    XXXX                                                              X

Washington                X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X

West Virginia             X            5 of past 7    X    X           X                             X

Wisconsin                 X            3 of past 5    X    X           X  X                          X

Wyoming                   X            5 of past 7    X    X              XX

Guam                         X‡                            X

Northern Mariana Islands     X

Palau                        X‡                            X                                                                 X $1,000 / $200
                                                                                                                             X $100*†
Puerto Rico                        X                       XXX
Virgin Islands            X‡

*Plus NCBE report fee.

†Plus other fees (such as for separate character and fitness applications and/or investigations).
‡Although admission on motion is generally unavailable, it is permitted on a limited basis.
**Includes NCBE report fee.

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