Alabama Reciprocity Instructions
You must read these instructions carefully before accessing the Reciprocity Application. You should refer to these instructions during the application process if you have any questions. At the end of these instructions, you will certify that you have read and understand the instructions. This is also your certification that you understand that it is your responsibility alone to comply with the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar, these instructions, and any other requirements of the Alabama State Bar and that failure to do so may result in processing delay or denial of your application for admission.
Required Original Items
The items listed below are to be submitted by the applicant or a third party at the applicant's request, and should be submitted in their original hard copy format.
1. Reciprocity Application Paper Items Packet
2. Certificate of Graduation from applicant's law school
3. Certificate of Good Standing from all jurisdictions in which the applicant is licensed or authorized to practice law
These items should be sent to the Admissions Office of the Alabama State Bar at the following address:
Alabama State Bar
Attn: Admissions Office
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Throughout the application, you may be prompted to submit other items (i.e., court documents, proof of satisfied credit accounts or payment plans, documents from education institutions, documents from government agencies, score transcripts, medical records, etc.).
Unless you are directed otherwise, all items supplementing your application should be uploaded in digital format.
The application fee and law student non-registration fee (See Rule I of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar) will be calculated prior to beginning the application and payment (credit card or e-check) will be processed at the time the application is submitted. The application must be submitted and payment made before the Admissions Office will begin processing the application.
An NCBE character and fitness investigation is required with all Reciprocity applications. NCBE will determine the separate additional fee and collect payment directly from the applicant. For more information, visit the NCBE website.
There is no application period or deadline for Reciprocity applications.
All information and announcements are posted on the Alabama State Bar Admissions Website ("Admissions website") at https://admissions.alabar.org. You are expected to regularly visit the Admissions website to review the announcements and information posted there.
The Admissions Office corresponds with applicants primarily via the Admissions website. You should use an e-mail address that you can access after graduation from law school.
You are required to maintain a current e-mail address and mailing address on your personal Registration Account, and it is imperative that you regularly read all correspondence from the Admissions Office, whether sent electronically or by postal service.
It is your responsibility to ensure that e-mails from the Admissions Office are not filtered as SPAM and to add @admissions.alabar.org to your e-mail address book.
If you do not already have an NCBE number issued by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, you should request one online at http://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-number/. The NCBE number will be required to complete your application. An NCBE number is valid for any NCBE testing product administered in any jurisdiction.