You have reciprocity with Georgia if the jurisdiction that you are admitted to has the same requirements as the Georgia bar. The Georgia Board of Bar Examiners does not publish an official list of reciprocal jurisdictions, and reciprocal states may change depending on bar exam rules. However, Georgia does NOT have reciprocity with California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Maine.
To be eligible for reciprocity, you must follow reciprocity requirements:
- Have a Bachelor’s Degree and a JD
- Actively practice law for five of the last seven years
If you are not located in a reciprocal jurisdiction or have not been actively practicing law, there are other options. If you are admitted in another jurisdiction, you can qualify to take the attorney’s examination, which is only a one day bar exam with 2 MPT questions and 4 Georgia essay questions. You can do this instead of taking the two-day bar exam.