• Kansas to Allow Military Spouses to Skip Bar Exam on Temporary Basis

    Kansas to Allow Military Spouses to Skip Bar Exam on Temporary Basis0

    The Kansas Supreme Court last week adopted a rule allowing attorneys living in Kansas with their spouses who are members of the military to temporarily practice law without taking the state-administered uniform bar exam. The change is intended to ease the hardship on military spouses moving to Kansas who have been admitted to practice law in another state or the District of Columbia. Eighteen states have already passed similar rules, and 13 more have proposed or are considering admission of military spouses, according to the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration …

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  • Cuomo Signs Bill Accelerating Process for Military Spouses to Transfer Licenses

    Cuomo Signs Bill Accelerating Process for Military Spouses to Transfer Licenses0

    The state of New York will expedite the process for issuing occupational licenses to the spouses of active-duty military personnel transferred to New York who are licensed to practice in another state, under legislation signed Sept. 9 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill also requires the state to issue temporary licenses while the applications of military spouses are pending. The measure would cover as many as 50 fields, including medicine, architecture, engineering, accounting and social work. The bill’s enactment makes New York the last state in the country to give special consideration for licensing to military spouses …

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  • Despite Gains, Military Spouses Still Face Hurdles in Transferring Professional Licenses

    Despite Gains, Military Spouses Still Face Hurdles in Transferring Professional Licenses0

    Despite significant progress nationwide to ease the requirements for military spouses to gain professional licenses or credentials needed to continue their careers after moving, the occupations covered vary by state and the process is far from standardized. “They’re not all created equal, and they don’t cover every single profession,” Katie Savant, a government relations strategist for the National Military Family Association, said of the changes states have made to benefit military spouses …

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