List of Jurisdictions

Jurisdictions for Admission on Motion

General Rule on Admission by Motion – Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A authorizes admission to the Maine bar without examination for applicants who:

  • are admitted to practice law in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia, MBAR 11A(a)(1); and
  • have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia for at least THREE OF THE PAST FIVE years immediately preceding the date upon which the motion is filed, MBAR 11A(a)(2)(C);  immediately preceding the date upon which the motion is filed, MBAR 11A(a)(2)(A) and (B).

There is no longer any reciprocity requirement for Admission by Motion to the Maine bar.