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Supplemental Remarks (continued)
Minnesota Applicant must have been lawfully engaged in the practice of law for at least 60 of the 84 months immediately preceding the application. The practice of law professors, judicial law clerks whose primary responsibilities are legal research and writing, military lawyers, and federal government lawyers which takes place outside a state where licensed is considered the lawful practice of law. Practice which occurs outside of a jurisdiction where licensed is also considered the lawful practice of law so long as such practice is authorized by the jurisdiction in which the practice takes place.
Mississippi Practice requirement is determined by the applicant’s originating jurisdiction with a minimum of 5 years of active practice in the originating jurisdiction in which the applicant was licensed and in good standing.
Nebraska Motion applicants must have a qualifying UBE score within the last 3 years or have been substantially engaged in the practice of law 3 of the last 5 years.
New Hampshire Lawyers from Maine and Vermont may be admitted after 3 years of practice; all other lawyers must have practiced 5 of past 7 years.
North Carolina North Carolina allows for admission on motion for Military Spouse Comity Applicants. The applicant must be licensed in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia and have been practicing actively and substantially for 4 out of the last 8 years. The application fee for Military Spouse Comity Applicants is $1,500.
Oklahoma All accepted practice must be in a reciprocal state.
Vermont 5 of the preceding 10. 3 of the preceding 10 if the attorney has been admitted at least 6 months in a jurisdiction that requires fewer than 5 years of practice as condition for admission on motion by Vermont attorneys. For lawyers from Maine and New Hampshire, 3 years of active practice immediately preceding motion for admission.
Virginia 3 of the most recent 5 years. At least 5 years bar admission required.
West Virginia Rules are silent as to whether in-house corporate experience quali es as active practice of law. Wisconsin Applicants who failed the Wisconsin bar exam are not eligible for admission on motion.
Wyoming Has engaged in the active, authorized practice of law for a minimum of 300 hours per year for 5 of 7 years immediately preceding the date of the application.
Must an applicant for admission on motion be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school?
Connecticut Must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved or Committee-approved law school. If a foreign law school graduate, the applicant must meet the other requirements for foreign-educated applicants.
Indiana Effective January 1, 2009, graduation from an ABA-accredited law school is no longer required of applicants for a Business Counsel License. Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school is still required of applicants for a Provisional License.
Maine If the applicant graduated from a law school in the United States, that law school must be ABA-approved. Applicants who graduated from law schools in other English-speaking common-law countries may be eligible if they pursued a course of study substantially equivalent to that of a law school approved by the ABA.
Massachusetts Must be an ABA-approved law school or a law school authorized by statute of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant the degree of bachelor of laws or J.D. at the time of graduation.
Michigan Applicant must have a J.D. from a reputable and quali ed law school. Law schools fully or provisionally approved by the ABA on the date the applicant’s degree is conferred are considered to be reputable and quali ed.
Mississippi Applicant must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school unless applicant comes from a reciprocal jurisdiction that does not require it.
New Hampshire Foreign law school graduates who meet other requirements and who are licensed in another state are eligible for admission on motion. Graduates of 1 non-ABA-approved school in Massachusetts are also eligible.
North Carolina The applicant must meet the requirements set out in at least one of the following paragraphs: (1) hold an LL.B. or J.D. degree from a law school approved by the ABA at the time the degree was conferred; (2) have received prior to August 1995 an LL.B., J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. degree from a law school approved by the council of the North Carolina State Bar at the time the degree was conferred; (3) have received prior to August 2005 an LL.M. or S.J.D. degree from a law school that was approved by the ABA at the time the degree was conferred; or (4) hold an LL.B. or J.D. degree from a law school that was approved for licensure purposes in another state of the United States or the District of Columbia and be licensed in such state or District.
Oregon A  rst degree in law (J.D. or LL.B.) is accepted from a foreign law school, provided the applicant is admitted to practice law in a foreign common-law country, and the legal education is substantially equivalent to that of a law school approved by the ABA.
West Virginia Must be ABA-approved or its equivalent.
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