Admission on Motion Law and Legal Definition

Admission on motion means a permanent admission of a lawyer without the need of a full bar examination. It allows the members of the bar association from each state to practice in another state. Generally, lawyers admitted through admission on motion are those who are a good standing in the bar of a different state. Usually, admission on motion is made possible through reciprocal agreement made between two U.S. states. Accordingly, lawyers who wish to practice in two states do not have to take the bar examination in both states in order to be admitted to practice. Instead, they may simply file a motion with the governing body of the bar association or other professional regulator of the state into which they are relocating. However, admission on motion involves a check of good moral character of the applicant.