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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Prospective lawyers must pass the bar exam in the state in which they plan to practice law. Requirements vary by state but generally all states require that bar exam applicants have a law degree from an American Bar Association approved law school and pass the written exam for that state. Lawyers who pass the bar exam to practice in one state may be allowed to practice in another state if the states have agreements for reciprocity and lawyers are of good character, meet state standards, and pay the required fees. The National Conference of Bar Examiners provides information about state and jurisdiction requirements at http://www.ncbex.org.

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