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Admission on Motion

If you filed an Admission on Motion application prior to August 30, 2022, you may reach out to our office to check your application status.


The Arizona Supreme Court allows admission on motion, allowing eligible candidates to bypass the examination and substitute years of successful, ethical active practice as evidence they meet educational criteria. Candidates must meet specific requirements including, but are not limited to:

  • You hold J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • You have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law for three of the prior five years
  • You were admitted by bar examination either in a reciprocal jurisdiction and/or another jurisdiction (If admission by bar examination is in a non-reciprocal jurisdiction, then “active practice” must have occurred in reciprocal jurisdictions)
  • You possess current moral fitness
  • You have earned (or will earn) a minimum score of 85 on the MPRE

Applicants for admission on motion (AOM) must submit an online application with payment. The AOM application includes all certification and character investigation questions; DO NOT submit a separate Character Report.

More information on Admission on Motion:

Rules for Admission on Motion - Rule 34(f)

Admission Fees & Deadlines (Administrative Order PDF)

An applicant may request that the Committee perform an initial review of the applicant's application to determine whether the applicant meets the active practice requirement. The request must be received prior to the Committee commencing its investigation. Upon applicant's written request, the Committee shall determine whether applicant meets the active practice requirement, the Committee shall refund that portion of the application fee as determined by the Court.

Committee on Character and Fitness Guidelines

Checklist - helpful hints to begin your application for admission by motion

List of reciprocal and non-reciprocal jurisdictions (PDF)

Arizona Law Course Online Registration (