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Do your rules provide for admission on motion?
Alabama In addition to other requirements, reciprocity applicants must certify permanent residency in Alabama and/or the intention to conduct the primary practice of law in Alabama and maintain an of ce in the state.
Arizona Must have held a law license in active status for 3 out of the 5 years immediately preceding application. If applicants meet requirements, there is a provision for practice pending admission on motion. Professorship recognition requires full-time law school professorship. Applicant may qualify by either 1) being admitted by bar examination in a reciprocal jurisdiction or 2) being admitted by bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction and thereafter were admitted to and engaged in the active practice of law in a reciprocal jurisdiction for 3 of the last 5 years while maintaining a law license in active status.
District of Columbia Attorney who has been a member in good standing of the bar for 5 years; or attorney, with J.D. from ABA-approved law school, admitted by examination in jurisdiction, having attained 133 scaled MBE score in the jurisdiction in which attorney is admitted and 75 scaled MPRE score, can be admitted without examination.
Hawaii Full-time faculty members at the University of Hawaii Law School who graduated from an ABA-approved law school and who have been admitted to practice in another U.S. jurisdiction are eligible. In addition, full-time active-duty uniformed-service judge advocates may apply for limited admission without examination to represent, without additional compensation, certain active-duty enlisted military personnel and their dependents. Attorneys who are graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, actively licensed to practice law in another U.S. jurisdiction, and employed by a civil legal service provider recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonpro t organization that is eligible to receive funds from the Indigent Legal Assistance Fund may apply for limited admission.
Iowa Applicants who have failed 5 or more bar examinations are not eligible for admission on motion. Applicants who have failed the bar examination administered in Iowa within 5 years of the  ling of their applications are not eligible for admission on motion.
Kentucky Active engagement in the teaching of the law, to be considered as active engagement in the practice of law for purposes of admission on motion, is de ned as full-time teaching at an ABA-accredited law school.
Nevada Admission on motion is unavailable. Admission by certi cation is allowed for faculty of the National Judicial College, Boyd Law School, in-house corporate, and some government agencies.
New Jersey Admission on motion for a plenary license was adopted on September 1, 2016. Limited licenses on motion include in-house counsel, military spouse, law school professor, and foreign in-house counsel registration. Please refer to the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners’ website for speci c requirements and fees.
New York There is also a separate $375 attorney registration fee that must be paid prior to admission and every 2 years thereafter.
Oregon Admission on motion is only available to attorneys who passed the bar examination and are active members in a jurisdiction that allows
attorneys licensed in Oregon to become regular members of the bar in that jurisdiction without passage of that jurisdiction’s bar examination.
Pennsylvania An applicant must have graduated from a law school that was approved by the ABA at the time of the applicant’s matriculation or graduation.
South Carolina Admission on motion only for dean or a tenured professor of the University of South Carolina School of Law or the Charleston School of Law.
Guam Only government attorneys may be admitted temporarily without written examination and only for the purposes of government employment. Government attorneys applying for temporary admission must still undergo a character and  tness investigation. Attorneys admitted under this rule are only granted temporary admission for a maximum of 5 years.
Northern Mariana Islands Government attorneys may be admitted temporarily without written examination and only for the purposes of government employment. Government attorneys applying for temporary admission must still undergo a character and  tness investigation. Attorneys admitted under this rule are only granted temporary admission for a maximum of 4 years.
Palau Attorneys may be admitted pro hac vice for a fee of $1,000; or if employed by the government of Palau or any other government entity or Micronesian Legal Services Corporation, they may be admitted to practice for 4 years without taking the bar exam. The admission fee is $200.
Virgin Islands Admission on motion for regular admissions was adopted on April 26, 2017. This is distinctly separate from limited licenses on motion (special admission) of authorized departments or agencies, where an attorney may be specially admitted to practice law before the Virgin Islands Supreme Court and the Superior Court, without written examination and as an employee of the department or agency. Once admitted, the specially admitted government attorney must take the Virgin Islands Bar Exam within 2 years and pass within 3 years; otherwise the special admission automatically expires.
What is the number of years of practice required for admission on motion?
Idaho Motion applicants must have been substantially engaged in the active practice of law for length required in originating jurisdiction but no less than 3 of the past 5 years.
Massachusetts Board requires proof that the applicant has been actively engaged in the practice of law for 5 out of the past 7 years immediately preceding the application.
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