ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Rule — Initial Draft Proposal (Admission by Motion)
The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 is holding a public hearing on Thursday, February 2, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. The Commission will discuss, among other things, the proposed rule on Admission by Motion.
The proposed resolution, which has not yet been adopted, will resolve that the ABA adopt an amendment to the Model Rule on Admission by Motion. This amendment would make it easier for lawyers to become admitted to practice in another state, without having to sit for that state’s bar exam.
Good news for many seasoned lawyers who have wanted to relocate to a warmer, or more conducive environment, but who chose not to do so because of the thought of having to sit for, yet another exam.
Here is the full proposed rule. What do you think?