When Lyndsay Lujan learned that her husband, an Army active-duty judge advocate, would be stationed in Texas after the pair graduated from law school in Virginia in 2013, Lujan found herself sitting for the bar exam in a new state for the second time in 12 months.

Lujan, president of the Military Spouse JD Network, said herself and other members of the group who are married to people in the military typically must retake the bar exam in a new state each time they relocate under most courts’ admission to practice rules, often expending thousands of dollars and months of preparation and waiting.