Wyoming Admission Laws

The Supreme Court of Wyoming is responsible for admissions to the practice of law in the state.  Pursuant to Section 33-5-105 of Chapter five (Attorney-At-Law) under Wyoming Statutes, an applicant for admission to the Bar of Wyoming should be an adult citizen of the United States.  S/he must have studied law for at least three years in a law school approved by the State Board of Law Examiners.  S/he shall give evidence proving attendance at a law school for a period of at least one year, and studied law for at least two years in the office of a member of the Bar or one of the judges of this state.  According to Rule 211 of the Wyoming Court Rules governing admission to the practice of law, the Wyoming Bar examination shall consist of three parts: 1) the Wyoming Essay; 2) the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE); and, 3) the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).  The Board shall require each applicant to pass the MPRE with a scale score of 75 or greater.  The Board also requires that an applicant should achieve an average score of 70 or higher on the overall Wyoming Essay part of the examination and achieve a grade of 70 or higher on at least six out of ten essay questions.  The Board shall further require each applicant to pass the MBE with a scale score of at least 130.  Under Section 33-5-110, an applicant who has been practicing law in any other jurisdiction of the United States, can be admitted to practice law in Wyoming State on the discretion of the Supreme Court, provided s/he presents the necessary certificates of such admission and such applicant should have good standing.

According to Rule 4 of the Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education, an applicant should complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of legal ethics.

Wyo. Stat. § 5-2-118

Adoption of rules and regulations relative to the practice of law
(a) The supreme court of Wyoming shall, from time to time, adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as the court may see proper

Wyo. Stat. § 33-5-105

Applications for admission to bar; qualifications of applicants.
No one shall be admitted to the bar of this state who shall not be an adult citizen of the United States and a person of good moral character. No one shall be examined unless he shall give satisfactory evidence of having studied law at least three (3) years in a law school approved by the state board of law examiners, or shall give satisfactory evidence of having attended a law school as herein provided for a period of at least one (1) year, and in addition thereto shall have studied law at least two (2) years in the office of a member of the bar, or one (1) of the judges of this state, or shall give satisfactory evidence of having attended a law school as herein provided for a period of two (2) years, and in addition thereto shall have studied law at least one (1) year in the office of a member of the bar, or one (1) of the judges of this state. Said study must have been actually and not constructively commenced and continued.

Wyo. Adm. Prac. Law Rule 211

Rule 211. Examination Scores and Notification of Results.
(a) The Wyoming Bar Examination shall consist of three parts: 1) the Wyoming Essay, graded by or under the direction of the Board, which shall pass upon the merits of the answers submitted; 2) the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE); and, 3) the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).
(b) The Board shall require each applicant to pass the MPRE with a scale score of 75 or greater, prior to certifying the applicant as eligible for admission to the practice of law. The passing score on the MPRE must have been obtained in this or another jurisdiction within three years from the date upon which an applicant obtains a passing score on the Wyoming Essay Examination to be eligible for admission.

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Wyo. Stat. § 33-5-110
Any person who may have been admitted to practice as an attorney in the highest court of any other state or territory, and who shall have been engaged in practice therein may, in the discretion of the supreme court, be admitted to practice in the courts of this state without an examination, upon presentation of his certificate of such admission, and upon showing to the satisfaction of the court that he is still in good standing as an attorney in the courts of such other state or territory, and that he is a person of good moral character. The court may adopt rules for the proof of such qualifications.

Wyo. Board Rule 4

Rule 4. Continuing legal education requirement.
(a) A minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of legal ethics, must be completed by each attorney in each calendar year.
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