The committee tasked with examining the issue ended up evenly split in its recommendation, but the New Jersey Supreme Court has announced plans to adopt admission by motion, easing the way for lawyers from other jurisdictions wishing to practice in the state.

The court said April 14 that out-of-state attorneys will no longer have to take New Jersey’s bar exam in order to be admitted to practice here. But those lawyers will still be subject to a series of other requirements, including attending a course on New Jersey ethics and demonstrating fitness and character to practice law.

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