There are many considerations that come into play when an attorney decides to move to another geographic region. Any attorney moving geographically will be faced with practicing in a new jurisdiction. Most attorneys will tell you that with any move comes the dread of potentially having to take another bar exam.

Of course, the most fortunate attorneys are those who have practiced long enough to waive in (or gain admission on motion — i.e., admission without additional testing) and avoid taking another bar exam. This article includes a brief summary of the typical requirements for waiving in, all of which are outlined in great detail in the NCBE Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2007, and some tips which may help you more effectively manage the process.
 
''Waive'' Goodbye to Taking Another Bar Exam: Typical Requirements and Tips to Effectively Manage the Waive-In Process

What Are Some of the Typical Requirements for Waiving In?

Requirements for waiving in to a particular jurisdiction are state specific and can vary widely from state to state. If you are contemplating waiving in to another jurisdiction, it is very important that you carefully research the requirements of the state to which you are moving as they relate to the jurisdiction(s) you will be leaving. Specific state requirements are far too extensive to cover in this article, but typical requirements include: