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SCR 2.110 Admission without examination

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
II Admission of Persons to Practice Law (Refs & Annos)
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 2.110
SCR 2.110 Admission without examination
(1) Any person who has been admitted to the highest Court of the District of Columbia or some sister state and who has been engaged in the active practice of law, in a state or jurisdiction which has reciprocity or comity with Kentucky, for five of the seven years next preceding the filing of an application may be admitted to the bar of this state without examination provided the applicant meets all requirements for admission to the bar under these Rules. Active engagement in the teaching of the law, full time at an American Bar Association accredited law school, shall be considered active engagement in the practice of law.
(2) An attorney applying for admission under this Rule shall file with the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, on the form provided for application for admission, such information as shall be requested thereon accompanied by a fee of $1500.00, no part of which shall be refunded. An applicant shall file with the Character and Fitness Committee such other affidavits, certificates, documents and materials as shall be required to satisfy the Committee of the applicant's good moral character and fitness to be a member of the bar of this state. With respect to character and fitness, the Character and Fitness Committee shall process such applications pursuant to Rule 2.040.
(3) Admission under this Rule shall be conditioned on the applicant establishing that the district or state from which the applicant applies and in which the applicant performs the major portion of his or her professional activities has rules or other provisions providing for admission without examination and by reciprocity or comity which are no more restrictive than the rules of this Commonwealth.
(4) Notwithstanding the requirements stated above, if the applicant has practiced five of the last seven years in a jurisdiction that permits the admission without examination of attorneys from Kentucky, the Character & Fitness Committee may approve admission without examination under the same provisions that allow admission of Kentucky attorneys.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2017-18, eff. 1-1-18; prior amendments eff. 1-1-14 (Order 2013-12), eff. 3-1-12 (Order 2012-01), 1-1-10 (Order 2009-12), 1-1-04 (Order 2003-4), 1-1-02 (Order 2001-2), 2-1-00 (Order 99-1), 8-1-92 (Order 92-1), 11-15-91, 1-1-88, 2-24-86, 7-1-81, 1-1-78, 9-24-75, 3-6-74, 3-10-73
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 2.110, KY ST S CT Rule 2.110
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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