RULES OF COURT
STATE SUPREME COURT
[June 6, 2019]
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO APR 3
The Military Spouse J.D. Network, having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to APR 3, and the Court having considered the amendment and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the proposed amendment as shown below is adopted.
(b) That the proposed amendment will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2019.
DATED at Olympia, Washington this 6th day of June, 2019.
Gordon McCloud, J.
SUGGESTED AMENDMENTS TO APR 3
ADMISSION AND PRACTICE RULES (APR)
APR 3. APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW
(c) Lawyer Admission by Motion.
(1) Lawyers admitted to practice law in other states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia are not required to sit for the lawyer bar examination if they:
(1)(A) file a certificate from that jurisdiction certifying the lawyer's admission to practice, and the date thereof, and current good standing or the equivalent; and
(2)(B) present satisfactory proof of active legal experience for at least three of the five years immediately preceding the filing of the application.
(2) Military Spouse Admission by Motion. A lawyer admitted to practice law in another state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia who is the spouse of an active duty service member of the United States Uniformed Services, as defined by the United States Department of Defense, is not required to sit for the lawyer bar examination if the applicant meets the following requirements:
(A) the applicant's spouse is stationed in Washington or will be stationed in Washington within six months of filing the application, and the applicant resides or will reside in Washington as the spouse of that member of the United States Uniformed Services within six months of filing the application;
(B) the applicant does not qualify for admission by motion under APR 3 (c)(1);
(C) the applicant does not qualify for admission by UBE score transfer under APR 3(d);
(D) the applicant files a certificate from each jurisdiction in which the applicant is admitted certifying the applicant's admission to practice and the date thereof, and current good standing or the equivalent; and
(E) the applicant has no lawyer disciplinary sanctions or pending lawyer disciplinary or incapacity matters in any jurisdiction in which the applicant has been admitted.
(d) - (i) [Unchanged.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040