Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890 Page: 22 of 64
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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT
at which said appeal or writ of error was returnable, and if no
such case has been filed in the Supreme Court at any time during
said term, the clerk of the Supreme Court shall, at the end of
that time, certify that fact, upon being paid the usual fees for
such certificate, and file the certificate of the district clerk in
his office, indorsed with the date of his certificate and filing.
LICENSE OF ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
70. Licenses to practice law in the Supreme Court may be
obtained in several ways, to-wit:
First. By application to the clerk of the Supreme Court, when
the party has a license from a District Court of the State of
Texas. [Act of the Thirteenth Legislature, 18th of April, 1873,
page 39; Revised Statutes, Art. 224.]
Second. By application to the Supreme Court of an immigrant
lawyer from another State. [Paschal's Dig., Art. 171; Revised
Statutes, Art. 223.]
Third. By an application to the Supreme Court, with a certificate
from the County Court, and an examination by a committee.
[Paschal's Dig., Arts. 169, 170; Revised Statutes, Art.
Under each of these modes there mnst be an application in
writing, accompanied with the evidence of moral character and
honorable deportment, in addition to the other things specified
in said acts of the legislature.
71. When the application is made under the third mode prescribed
in the preceding rule, an examination will be made under
the direction of the Supreme Court, and it will be expected-that
the applicant shall have studied Blackstone's Commentaries;
Kent's Commentaries; Stephen, Gould, or Chitty on Pleadings;
Story's Equity Pleading; 1 Greenleaf, Starkie, or Phillips on
Evidence; Parsons, Story or Chitty on Contracts; Story, Parsons,
or Daniel on Negotiable Instruments; Story or Gow on
Partnership; Story's Equity Jurisprudence, or Adam's Equity;
or works of like character in each department of the law, and
must have some general knowledge of the Constitution and Statutes
of the State, and of the rules of the District and Supreme
Courts of the State.
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Morse, Charles S. Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890, book, 1890; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5830/m1/22/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .