Applicants seeking admission to the New Hampshire 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 Hampshire: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Maine and Vermont lawyers have special rules that allow easier reciprocity with New Hampshire (see details). In order to be eligible for admittance to the New Hampshire State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:
- Show proof of being admitted to the bar in another state
- Have proof of good standing in the bar in another state
- Have proof of active legal practice for at least five of the last seven years