Bar Reciprocity Help

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Bar Reciprocity Help

Postby lmr » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:34 pm

What does reciprocity mean? Being admitted to state that has an agreement or having passed the bar exam in the state that has that agreement?

Would this be valid?

Pass the CA bar exam
Get a score advisory stating that MBE score is high enough to waive into MN and DC
Become a member of MN bar by waiving in and passing moral character, etc.
Use your membership in MN to take advantage of their reciprocity agreements w any of the states they have agreements w?

This doesn't sound correct but I was looking into Illinois and couldn't find language one way or the other.

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Re: Bar Reciprocity Help

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:34 pm

I think that's correct. Usually you have to be an active member for a set period of time to get reciprocity - that is, if MN and IL have reciprocity, you will usually need to have practiced X number of years in MN before you can waive into IL; you can't do it right away. But I don't think it really matters how you got admitted to MN in the first place. (The MN/DC score thing is a little different from reciprocity because it applies to any state and other states don't have to offer the same deal.)

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