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1. How do I get a Certificate of Good Standing ?

Follow Rule 74, Rules of the Supreme Court. This process will start in the Disciplinary Clerk’s Office in Room 104, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007. Your request must be in writing and include your bar number, a self-addressed 9” x 12” stamped envelope and any required fees. If you are mailing your documents, please do not send cash.

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2. Where and when do I get my State Bar membership number?
Your State Bar membership number comes from the State Bar. You can call the Bar to ask if they can expedite the process. It takes between one to two weeks to receive your number after you receive your admission certificate from the Supreme Court.

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3. When am I admitted to practice law?
The date on your certificate from the Arizona Supreme Court is the date you are admitted to practice law in Arizona.

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4. How long do I have to be admitted after I pass the Bar?
Rule 37, Rules of the Supreme Court, require you to be admitted within five years from the date of your successful bar examination.

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5. How much are my dues?
If you are a new member, the Committee on Character & Fitness can tell you what your dues will be. Their number is 602-452-3971. Thereafter, you will need to contact the State Bar at 602-340-7214.

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 6. How do I become admitted to the State Bar of Arizona without taking the Bar Exam?
The rules for "Admission on Motion" can be found in Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(h) and Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2009-102.  Click here for more information.

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