In the context of the United States legal system, admission on motion
refers to a type of reciprocal agreement
between two U.S. states
to allow members of the Bar association
from each state to practice in the other. Thus, lawyers who wish to practice in two states do not have to take the bar examination
in both states in order to be admitted to practice
. Rather, they may simply file a motion
with the governing body of the bar association or other professional regulator of the state into which they are relocating.
Not all U.S. states have such an agreement, and some states do not have reciprocity with any other states.