Applicants seeking admission to the New Mexico State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.
If you are a part of a bar in any of the following states, territories, or jurisdictions in the United States, you are able to have reciprocity with the state of New Mexico: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
In order to be eligible for admittance to the New Mexico State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must have:
- A Certificate of Good Standing from last state
- Active legal standing during at least five of the last seven years