Applicants seeking admission to the Connecticut State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.
If you are a part of a bar in the following states or districts, you are able to have reciprocity with the state of Connecticut: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland–Effective July 1, 2019, 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, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
In order to be eligible for admittance to the Connecticut State bar, without taking the bar examination, you must have:
- A Character and Fitness Evaluation
- Proof of active legal standing in at least five of the last 10 years