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Less restrictive admission without examination rule adopted

The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted a rule that eliminates the requirement for attorneys seeking admission without examination from declaring their intent to practice law in Ohio.

The change strips the language from Rule I, Section 9 of the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

A working group had found that a few states prohibited Ohio attorneys from seeking admission without examination in their jurisdictions because they believe Ohio’s rules were too restrictive on their attorneys seeking admission in Ohio. The group concluded that a less restrictive motion rule would benefit Ohio attorneys and better protect the public by encouraging attorneys to seek permanent admission in Ohio.

Click here to access the text of the rule, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Content courtesy of Court News Ohio.

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