Idaho Admission Laws

The Idaho Code of Civil Procedure dictates admission procedures for the practice of law in the state.  Pursuant to Section 3-101, any individual who has attained the age of majority, has good moral character, and who possesses the necessary qualifications of learning and ability as prescribed under Supreme Court rules and defined in Idaho Bar Comm’n R. 200(a) may be admitted as an attorney and counselor in all courts of Idaho.  Rule 200A requires a degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  Furthermore, according to Idaho Bar Comm’n R. 204 A, in order for a reciprocal applicant to be admitted to practice without taking the bar examination s/he must fulfill the requirements of the Board of Commissioners.  S/he must have a current license as an attorney by the highest court in any state, United States territory or District of Columbia.  S/he must have continuously practiced law as his/her principal occupation for no less than three of the last five years immediately preceding his/her application for admission.  S/he must hold good moral character for admission to practice law in Idaho.  Pursuant to Idaho Bar Comm’n R. 402, each active member of the Idaho State Bar shall complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of accredited continuing legal education activity in each and every three year period following his/her admission to practice law in this state.  The Board of Commissioners of State Bar is the admitting body in this state.

Idaho Code § 3-101

Any individual who is of the age of majority, of good moral character, and who possesses the necessary qualifications of learning and ability may, under such rules as the Supreme Court may prescribe, be admitted as an attorney and counselor in all courts of this state.


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