Military Spouse


An attorney who is not a member of the State Bar of Arizona who meets the requirements of Rule 39(d)* may, upon verified application, be admitted to the temporary practice of law in this jurisdiction. Please read Rule 39(d) Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court in its entirety before submitting an application for Military Spouse Certification. 

*Military Spouse admission formerly found under Rule 38(i), Rules of Ariz. Sup. Ct. Rule 39(d) became effective 5/1/2020.

An applicant must meet specific requirements including, but are not limited to: 

• You were admitted by bar examination to practice law in another jurisdiction in the United States or territory;
• You hold J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school at the time of graduation;
• You are an active member in good standing;
• You are a dependent spouse of a service member of the United States Uniformed Services, that the service member is on full-time active duty pursuant to military orders in Arizona;
• You are residing in Arizona due to the service member's full time, active duty pursuant to military orders in this state;
• You have not failed the Arizona bar examination or failed to achieve the Arizona scaled score on the uniform bar examination administered within any jurisdiction within five years of the date of filing an application under this rule; and
• You have not been previously denied admission to the practice of law in Arizona.

To begin the application process, please send an email to the Attorney Admissions Unit at [email protected]. Please write Military Spouse Application in the subject line and provide your contact information so that we may send an application.

Please click here for printable Military Spouse Application Checklist.