Less restrictive admission without examination rule proposed

The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Sept. 4 on a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement for attorneys seeking admission without examination from declaring their intent to practice law in Ohio.

If adopted, the change would strip 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.

View the text of the proposed changes.

Comments should be submitted in writing to:

Lee Ann Ward, director of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, Fifth Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
or leeann.ward@sc.ohio.gov.

(Content courtesy of Court News Ohio.)



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