Admission on Motion

Arizona Supreme Court Rule 34(f) establishes these criteria for Admission on Motion:

The applicant shall:

A. either (i) have been admitted by bar examination to practice law in another jurisdiction allowing for admission of Arizona lawyers on a basis equivalent to this rule, or (ii) have been admitted by bar examination to practice law in another jurisdiction that does not allow for admission of Arizona lawyers on a basis equivalent to this rule and thereafter were admitted to and engaged in the active practice of law in another jurisdiction allowing admission of Arizona lawyers on a basis equivalent to this rule for three of the five years immediately preceding the date upon which the application is filed;

B. hold a juris doctor degree from a law school approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association at the time of graduation;

C. have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law in one or more states, territories, or the District of Columbia for three of the five years immediately preceding the date upon which the application is filed;

D. submit evidence of a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination as it is established in this jurisdiction;

E. establish that the applicant is currently a member in good standing in all jurisdictions where admitted;

F. establish that the applicant is not currently subject to lawyer discipline or the subject of a pending disciplinary matter in any other jurisdiction;

G. establish that the applicant possesses the character and fitness to practice law in this jurisdiction; and

H. submit evidence of successful completion of the course on Arizona law described in paragraph (j) of this rule.

Additional information about Admission on Motion in Arizona can be found at the Arizona Supreme Court's Admission Office.

Download a copy of the rule for complete details.


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