Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Eligibility Requirements for Applications for Admission on Motion by Qualified Out-of-State Attorneys
In accordance with C.R.C.P. 203.2(1), admission On Motion is available to those applicants meeting the following qualifications:
*Attorneys who were licensed on the basis of diploma privilege are not eligible to file for admission On Motion. To be eligible an applicant must have passed a bar exam.
*A bar exam can be the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) or a state-issued exam.
*United States jurisdictions includes the District of Columbia.
*The rules for On Motion applicants were recently updated and effective July 1, 2021.
On Motion applicants may be required to receive a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibilities Exam (MPRE). See C.R.C.P. 203.2(5). Click here for more information.
Successful completion of the six-hour course on professionalism (within six months of admission to practice law in Colorado) presented by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel in cooperation with the Colorado Bar Association. See C.R.C.P. 203.3(4). Click here for more information.
Pursuant to C.R.C.P. 211.3(1) and (2), an On Motion applicant must “take the oath of admission prescribed by the Supreme Court” no more than eighteen months following the application is approved by the Colorado Supreme Court.