Applicants seeking admission to the Colorado State Bar without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.
You are able to have reciprocity with Colorado if you live in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
In order to be eligible for admittance to the Colorado State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:
- Show proof of being admitted to the bar in a reciprocal state
- Hold a JD or LLB from an ABA approved law school
- Proof of good standing in the bar in another state
- Proof of active legal standing in at least three of the last five years
- Completion of a six hour course on professionalism