New Jersey permits admission for attorney from other jurisdictions as of 2016. The process in New Jersey is called Admission on Motion. Attorneys must be able to demonstrate that they have actively and substantially practiced law for five of the past seven years in a jurisdiction(s) that accepts New Jersey attorneys for admission without examination.
New Jersey’s Admission on Motion procedure is based on bar reciprocity. Attorneys must be admitted and have practiced in a jurisdiction that accepts New Jersey attorneys for admission without examination.
|Attorneys from these states may be Admitted on Motion in New Jersey(Reviewed by NY and recognized as reciprocal)|
|Attorneys from these states cannot be Admitted on Motion in New Jersey (NJ determined as not reciprocal)|
|New Jersey has not yet been determined the reciprocal status for these states|
New Jersey’s additional reciprocity requirements include:
Character and Fitness. Attorneys must meet the applicable character and fitness standards.
Good Standing. Attorneys must be admitted in good standing to the bar of another state, territory, or district of the United States that allows admission for New Jersey attorneys without taking the bar exam.
Practice of Law. Attorneys must have been engaged in the active practice of law for five of the past seven years in a reciprocal state.
Additional Course. Attorneys must complete a course on New Jersey ethics and professionalism.
MPRE. Attorneys must achieve a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE” ).
Attorneys eligible for Admission on Motion in New Jersey must submit an Application.