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, effective May 3, 2017.