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Reciprocity Eligibility & Admission Requirements

Admission Without Examination (Reciprocity) Overview

Applicants seeking admission to the Alabama State Bar without examination (through reciprocity) must comply with all provisions of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar. Particularly, the reciprocity eligibility and admission requirements are found in Rule III.


Reciprocity Application Checklist

An applicant for reciprocal admission to the Alabama State Bar must submit the following items as part of the application process:

  • Complete application using Alabama State Bar online application portal.
  • Reciprocity Application Paper Items Packet
  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Certificate of Good Standing from each jurisdiction where the applicant is/has been admitted to practice law
  • Driving Abstract from each state where the applicant holds/has held a driver’s license
  • MPRE score report
  • Certificate of Jurisdictional Reciprocity – this form is only filed if the jurisdiction in which the applicant is licensed to practice law is not on the list of jurisdictions having reciprocity with Alabama.

Note: The checklist above is not necessarily exhaustive. Additional items may be requested during the pendency of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure compliance with all requirements of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar. Application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.