Admission to the Utah State Bar is limited to four motions for admission per year: February, May, August, and October.  After the application has been processed and approved by the Character and Fitness Committee, you will be eligible to be admitted on the next scheduled motion.  An application for admission by motion can be filed at any time.  However, keep in mind that processing the application can take 6 months or longer. This means that in order to ensure that you are admitted on a specific motion you must file the application at least six months before that motion (e.g. if you want to ensure admission in October you must file your application by April).

Because the Motion Application fee is non-refundable, please verify that you are eligible for Admission by Motion before submitting your application.  To assist in your determination you may find it helpful to consult the Active Practice Disclaimer.

Motion Application – $850 (non-refundable)


Rules Governing Admission
You should become familiar with the Rules Governing Admission.  Those listed below are especially relevant to Applicants applying for Admission by Motion:

Rule 14-701                Provides the definitions of important terms used throughout the Rules.
Rule 14-702(f)            States that the Bar does not have the power to waive the Rules.
Rule 14-705                Lists the qualifications that must be met by all Motion Applicants.
Rule 14-707                Information on the FBI Background Check and withdrawals.
Rule 14-708                Information on the Character and Fitness standards and process.
Rule 14-713                MPRE requirements.

If you have questions, please refer to the FAQs, the Filing Instructions, and the Rules Governing Admission.  If you still cannot find the answer to your question, contact the Admissions Office at