SEC. 73-3-25. Admission of lawyers from other states [Repealed effective December 31, 2006].
Any lawyer from another state whose requirements for admission to the bar are equivalent to those of this state, who has practiced not less than five (5) years in a state where he was then admitted may be admitted to the practice in this state upon taking and passing such examination as to his knowledge of law as may be prescribed by rules adopted by the Board of Bar Admissions and approved by the Supreme Court and upon complying with the other requirements as set out in the laws and rules governing admission to the bar. Provided, however, the laws of the state from which the applicant comes grant similar privileges to the applicants from this state.
Any lawyer from another state desiring to be admitted to practice in Mississippi must make application to the Board of Bar Admissions. Such applicant shall present to the bar evidence of his good standing in the state from which he came, including a certificate from the clerk of the highest appellate court of the state from which he came, and from two (2) members of the bar of such state, certifying to his qualifications, good standing and moral character of the applicant, and may require the submission of additional evidence by the applicant. Upon satisfactory proof of the applicant's qualifications and upon the applicant's compliance with the requirements of this section, the board shall issue a certificate of admission to the applicant, as prescribed in Section 73-3-2(8). Each such applicant shall pay an application fee prescribed by the Board of Bar Admissions according to Section 73-3-2(7).
SOURCES: Codes, Hemingway's 1921 Supp. Sec. 185b; 1930, Sec. 3688; 1942, Secs. 8649, 8660; Laws, 1920, ch. 146; 1922, ch. 255; 1932, ch. 122; 1944, ch. 316; 1960, ch. 286; 1964, ch. 374, Sec. 1; 1971, ch. 403, Sec. 1; 1974, ch. 510, Sec. 4; 1977, ch. 392; reenacted, 1983, ch. 457, Sec. 2; 1991, ch. 560, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Reenacted by Laws 1999, Ch. 372, Sec. 3, HB542; Reenacted without change, Laws, 2003, ch. 524, § 2, HB 782, eff from and after July 1, 2003.
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