Rhode Island Bar Reciprocity

Rhode Island does not offer bar admission without taking the Rhode Island Bar Exam. All attorneys must take the Rhode Island bar exam in order to be admitted to the Rhode Island Bar or be specially admitted under another rule.

Rhode Island offers a Modified Bar Exam for attorneys that have been engaged in the active practice of law for at least five of the past ten years.

Please also see the other Rhode IslandĀ admission exception pages, theĀ Rhode Island Pro Hac Vice page to view the requirements for admission to a particular proceeding, and the Rhode Island Multijurisdictional Practice Rules (MJP) for legal practices that are excluded from the unauthorized practice of law.