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Oklahoma Admission Laws

Oklahoma admission laws are stated in Title 5 of Oklahoma Statutes.  Admitting body is the Oklahoma Supreme Court.  Minimum age of admission is 18 years.  Applicant should hold a law degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or Board of Bar Examiners.  Applicant should be a resident of Oklahoma and a citizen of U.S., or should have the intent to become a citizen.

Recognized exams are Multistate Bar Examination and essay exam.  Applicant should also pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Test with a scale score of 75.  Attorneys from other states are admitted to practice in Oklahoma without exam, if the attorney was admitted to practice law in the attorney’s state Bar, and the attorney was engaged in practice of law for five years out of seven years immediately preceding the application.  However, the other state should also reciprocate to Oklahoma by admitting Oklahoma attorneys to that state without exam.

Each attorney should dedicate 12 hours yearly to Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).

5 Okl. St. § 1

§ 1.  Persons disqualified to practice law–Aliens
   No person shall practice as an attorney and counselor at law in any court of this state who is not a citizen of the United States, or who holds a commission as judge of any court of record, or who is a sheriff, coroner, or deputy sheriff; nor shall the Clerk of the Supreme Court, or the clerk of the district court, or probate court, or the deputy of either, practice in the particular court of which he is clerk or deputy clerk; but nothing herein contained shall prevent any judge of any of the courts of this state from finishing any business by him undertaken in the district, circuit, or supreme court of the United States, prior to his election or appointment as judge; and an alien who has declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States may practice as if he were a citizen.

Inside Oklahoma Admission Laws