New Mexico Bar Reciprocity

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New Mexico bar reciprocity relies upon Rule 15-07. This regulation, known as Admission on Motion, indicates how attorneys that are licensed in other states can be licensed in the state of New Mexico. To be admitted to practice in New Mexico attorneys in other states must:

  • Have admitted via bar exam in another jurisdiction allowing similar admission standards to that of New Mexico
  • 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.

New Mexico 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 New Mexico attorney. New Mexico Bar Reciprocity admission is based upon the receipt of a complete bar application.

Reciprocal Jurisdictions

New Mexico allows all states to be admitted via admssion on motion. A attorney trying to achieve New Mexico bar reciprocity generally also must have a passing MPRE score. The only states that New Mexico does not accept licensed attornys to be admitted on motion include:

  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina