Bar associations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are close to realizing their common goal of letting attorneys who pass the bar exam in one state practice law in the other two states without taking their respective bar exams.
The Washington State Supreme Court has already authorized the practice, dubbed "reciprocity," and the Idaho Supreme Court recently adopted its own rule, which takes effect Oct. 1. That leaves Oregon, where the proposal is being considered by the Oregon Supreme Court.
Washington's rules will apply to Oregon and Idaho the minute those two states enact their own reciprocity rules.
Most states have procedures that let out-of-state …