Oklahoma bar reciprocity relies upon Rule 2. This regulation, known as Admission on Motion, indicates how attorneys that are licensed in other states can be licensed in the state of Oklahoma. To be admitted to practice in Oklahoma attorneys in other states must:
- Have admitted via bar exam in another jurisdiction allowing similar admission standards to that of Oklahoma
- Or have engaged in active legal practice in any of the states or territories of the United States for a minimum of 5 years out of 7 years.
Oklahoma Bar Reciprocity: Admission on Motion
Attorneys must be admitted in another jurisdiction, known as the admission on motion process, before they can be considered a licensed Oklahoma attorney. Oklahoma Bar Reciprocity admission is based upon the receipt of a complete bar application.
Oklahoma allows all states to be admitted via admssion on motion. A attorney trying to achieve Oklahoma bar reciprocity generally also must have a passing MPRE score. The only states that Oklahoma does not accept licensed attornys to be admitted on motion include:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina