January 15, 2001
AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES FOR ADMISSION TO
PRACTICE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
The Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia, pursuant to the Chief Justice's authority to make and publish rules governing admission to practice under FSM Const. art. XI, section 9(e), hereby issues the following amendments to the Rules for Admission to Practice previously adopted by this Court.
These amendments permit Federated States of Micronesia citizens, who graduate from the College of Micronesia's Trial Counselor Certificate Program, to sit for the FSM Bar Written Examination. Accordingly, these amendments will add a fourth subsection to the "Experience and Educational Requirement" provision set forth in the Rules for Admission to Practice, Section II(A). The amendments adopted by this General Court Order modify and are in addition to those previously adopted and shall apply to any applications to practice and bar examinations conducted after their effective date.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the following amendments to the FSM Rules for Admission to Practice are hereby adopted effective January 15, 2001.
Section II(A) as amended, and Section II(A)(4) as added shall read as follows:
A. Experience or Educational Requirement - Each noncitizen of the Federated States of Micronesia seeking the opportunity to take the FSM Written Examination must demonstrate compliance with standard 1 below. Applicants who are citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia may demonstrate compliance with any one of the four following standards.
4. College of Micronesia - Trial Counselor Certificate Program Standard The applicant shall submit to the Court satisfactory proof of graduation from the College of Micronesia's Trial Counselor Certificate Program.