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rnEXAS COURT RULES.
and fair capacity and real attainment and proficiency in the knowledge
"SEC. 4. The fee for such examination shall be fixed by the
Supreme Court, not to exceed Twenty ($20.00) Dollars for each candidate,
which shall be paid to the Clerk of the Supreme Court at the
time the application for examination is made. The money thus
obtained shall, be used:
First: To pay all legitimate expenses incurred in holding the
Second: As compensation to! the Members of the Board under such
regulations as shall be agreed upon by the Board, or determined by
the Supreme Court.
"SEC. 5. The several examiners shall be subject to removal by
the Supreme Court for incompetency, indifference, or inattention to
"SEc. 6. It is hereby declared to be the duty of the Supreme
Court, by general order to that effect, to exempt graduates of such
law schools as may be approved by the Supreme Court from taking
any examination as to pre-legal or legal studies and attainments, but
such graduates must, in all instances, furnish evidence as to moral
character required of candidates; provided that every law school in
this State shall be approved for ithis purpose which maintains the
(a) Admission requirements of law equivalent to successful completion
of the four years' high school course.
(b) A law curriculum extending over at least three scholastic
years, with not less than ten hours' class room work in law a week for
each of the three classes respectively.
(c) Standards for credit based upon written examination satisfactory
to the Supreme Court.
(d) A law library of not fewer than twenty-five (2500) hundred
well selected law books.
"SEC. 7. The Supreme Court shall make such rules and regulations
as to admitting attorneys from other jurisdictions to practice
law in this State as it shall deem proper and just. All such attorneys
must be required to furnish satisfactory proof as to good 'moral
"SEC. 8. The fee for issuing such license shall be One ($1.00)
Dollar, to be paid to the Clerk of the Supreme Court at the time the
license is issued. Money thus received by the Clerk shall be deemed
fees of office and must be applied as provided by law as to such fees.
"SEC. 9. No license to practice law in this State shall be issued
by any court or authority except by the Supreme Court of the State,
under the provisions of this Act."
R. S., Art. 322. "Every person admitted to practice law shall,
before receiving license, take an oath that he will support the Constitution
of the United States and of this State; that he will honestly
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Moffett, James William. Gammel's Rules of the Courts of Texas, book, 1922; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5836/m1/62/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .