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ALASKA BAR ASSOCIATION

Reciprocal Jurisdictions

It is important to recognize that admission rules in every jurisdiction are subject to change and Alaskan attorneys seeking specific knowledge about a particular jurisdiction’s actual admission criteria should contact that jurisdiction directly. Note that many jurisdictions have residency requirements and the required time in the practice of law varies.

The American Bar Association maintains a directory for all state bar admissions offices.

Following is our most current list of jurisdictions that allow admission without examination (commonly called reciprocity):

 

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin (if admitted by Bar Exam in WI)
Wyoming

 

 

For the curious, the following jurisdictions do NOT have reciprocity with Alaska:

 

California
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Louisiana
Maryland
Nevada
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina