MSJDN’s efforts advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys were successful in Louisiana. The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered military spouse attorneys residing with their active-duty spouse be granted a limited admission to practice law within the state.

There is a supervision requirement, however, the supervision requirement is broader than those imposed in other states. The supervision requirement states: “An applicant must submit to the Committee on Bar Admissions an affidavit of the LA attorney who will, pursuant to Section 15(b)(6), supervise the application if the application is granted. The supervising lawyer must confirm in the affidavit that he or she will (A) supervise the applicant in the performance of the applicant’s legal work and (B) notify the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in the event the applicant leaves the employ of the supervising attorney’s law firm or government entity or is otherwise no longer being supervised by the attorney.”

The rule took effect September 23, 2022.

For more information, read the Louisiana Supreme Court press release here.

Read the rule, here.