South Dakota has reciprocity with states and jurisdictions that have similar bar admission requirements. This includes (may be subject to change):
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Attorneys must comply with reciprocity requirements in order to be admitted. This includes:
- Practice law for three of the last five years
- Graduate from an ABA-approved law school
- Good standing
- No failure of South Dakota bar in the previous five years
- Pass MPRE with score of 85 or more