NYS Board of Law Examiners

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Admission on Motion/Reciprocity:

 Admission on Motion Packet

New York State permits admission on motion, without examination, for applicants who have practiced for five of the preceding seven years, are admitted to practice in at least one reciprocal jurisdiction, and have graduated from an American Bar Association approved law school. (see Judiciary Law § 90 [i][b]; 22 NYCRR 520.10) The first step in applying for admission is to obtain a Certificate of Legal Education from our Board. The fee for such certification is $400. The list of reciprocal jurisdictions for the purposes of admission on motion in New York is as follows:

Alaska Arizona Arkansas Connecticut
District of Columbia Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maine Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska
New Hampshire North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
 Wisconsin Wyoming