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Pursuant to Rule 6.1, Admission to Practice R., a lawyer may apply for the privilege to practice law temporarily in North Dakota if:

  1. The lawyer is a licensed member in good standing of the bar of another state or the District of Columbia;
  2. Has filed a full application for admission to the North Dakota Bar under Rule 6 or Rule 7, and meets all eligibility requirements of those rules; and
  3. Is not the subject of any suspension or disbarment proceedings in any court or the subject of any pending disciplinary complaints.

How To:

The application for a temporary license consists of the following:

  1. The lawyer shall file an affidavit with the Board, which must be attested to or sworn and state:
    1. That the lawyer has applied for admission to the practice of law in North Dakota under Rule 6 or Rule 7; or relicensure on Rule 8; and
    2. Include the name and address of an associate lawyer admitted and licensed to practice law in this state.
  2. A statement from the associate lawyer that the lawyer has agreed to serve as an associate lawyer under Rule 6.1, is admitted and licensed to practice of law in this state, and agrees to fulfill the responsibilities of an associate lawyer described under Rule 3A.
  3. A fee of $100 payable only by check or money order to the State Board of Law Examiners. (No credit cards accepted.)

Mail to:

State Board of Law Examiners
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530


The temporary license is valid for no more than six months from the date of issuance and cannot be renewed.