Board Policy

Reciprocity

Lawyers may seek reciprocal admission to the Maine Bar by motion (see full text of Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A) upon completion of at least fifteen (15) hours of continuing legal education on Maine practice and procedure. Such CLE credit hours must be completed within one year immediately preceding the date upon which the motion for reciprocal admission is filed. The fifteen-hour requirement includes at least two credit hours primarily concerned with issues of ethics or professional responsibility and may be earned by attending live courses, in-office courses, self-study, or a combination thereof. Of the remaining thirteen hours, no more than seven credit hours may be earned through in-office or self-study courses.

Adopted: October 27, 2005

Amended: March 30, 2016