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New Jersey An attorney who is in good standing in another jurisdiction may practice law in New Jersey with an approved legal services program. Legal Services employment rule permits house counsel working in New Jersey to provide pro bono representation under the supervision of Legal Services of New Jersey, Inc., or other approved organization. In-house counsel not admitted to the bar of New Jersey are required to obtain a limited license to practice law.
New Mexico Limited licenses are available for government and approved legal services attorneys. See Rules 15-301.1 and 15-301.2 of the New Mexico Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.
New York An attorney who has not failed the New York bar exam may be admitted for up to a period of 18 months if employed by a government agency or legal services program to appear solely on behalf of clients of the program. New York does not have a Military Spouse Temporary Practice Rule; however, such applicants are encouraged to  le a waiver petition under Court of Appeals Rule 520.14 seeking a waiver of strict compliance with the provisions of New York’s Admission on Motion Rule.
Oklahoma To be eligible for a Special Temporary Permit, corporate counsel must be admitted in a reciprocal state; applicant is granted a permit, which must be renewed each year. Practice that occurs in Oklahoma under authority of a Special Temporary Permit cannot be used later to
gain admission via motion/reciprocity. Bar exam applicants may be granted a temporary permit to practice law for not-for-pro t legal services organizations until bar exam results are posted from the next succeeding bar examination.
Oregon To apply for military spouse temporary practice, applicants must provide proof of a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school, active status in another state or U.S. jurisdiction, and good standing in all jurisdictions admitted; and must have a presence in Oregon as a spouse or domestic partner of a service member permanently stationed in Oregon.
Rhode Island The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules allow out-of-state attorneys to practice law in Rhode Island as in-house counsel upon registering with the Court. In-house counsel attorneys may only practice law in Rhode Island on behalf of the corporation or other entity and cannot appear in court or in agency or municipal proceedings on behalf of the corporation or other entity without  rst obtaining pro hac vice admission. The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules also allow for the temporary admission of out-of-state attorneys associated with programs that provide legal services to indigents which are either (1) funded in whole or in part by the federal government or by the Rhode Island Bar Foundation or (2) sponsored by a law school accredited and approved by the American Bar Association or (3) sponsored by the of ce of the Rhode Island Public Defender. The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules also allow for the temporary admission of out-of-state attorneys associated with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General.
South Carolina Limited licenses for in-house counsel, law school clinic program teachers. Limited license for retired or inactive lawyers to participate in the provision of legal services by approved legal services organizations or the pro bono program of the South Carolina Bar.
South Dakota Legal service lawyers must be employed by a bar association, sponsored or governmentally funded legal aid bureau, or public defender agency. Admission is effective until the earliest of (1) failure to sit for  rst bar exam subsequent to order of admission, (2) announcement of bar exam results, (3) termination of employment, or (4) termination of admission by the Supreme Court.
Tennessee The application fee for military spouse temporary practice can be applied to subsequent exam or comity application if within 2 years. The original term of the registration is 2 years and can be renewed for subsequent 1-year terms for $100.
Vermont Vermont provides for a pro bono emeritus license, a limited license that allows the licensee to practice law in Vermont only for or on behalf of persons of limited means under the auspices of a nonpro t organization, without fee or expectation of fee. Licensing fees and mandatory continuing legal education requirements are reduced for pro bono emeritus licensees. Also, attorneys admitted in other jurisdictions can obtain a pro bono emeritus license without getting admitted to the Vermont bar.
Washington Permits temporary limited license for indigent representation while awaiting exam and admission. House counsel includes foreign house counsel.
West Virginia An indigent legal services or public defender program attorney may be admitted for up to 36 months without taking the bar examination or qualifying for admission on motion upon showing good moral character and  tness and admission in good standing in another jurisdiction.
Wisconsin Counsel not admitted in Wisconsin, but admitted in any other jurisdiction, must register with the Board within 60 days of hire as in-house/corporate counsel. After 3 years from date of registration, the attorney is eligible for admission on proof of practice. For attorneys who  led within 90 days of the effective date of the rule (January 1, 2009), all prior service may be counted for admission based on proof of practice.
Northern Mariana Islands Attorneys employed by the government or by Micronesian Legal Services are admitted on a limited basis without written examination. Limited admission carries a term of 4 years.
Palau An attorney employed on salary by national government or any state government of Palau or by Micronesian Legal Services may practice law for a period of up to 4 years without taking the bar exam.
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