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TEXAS COURT RULES.
demean himself in the practice of the law, and will discharge his
duty to his client to the best of his ability; which oath shall be indorsed
upon his license, subscribed by him and attested by the officer administering
R. S., Art. 323. "No person convicted of a felony shall receive
license as an attorney at law; or, if licensed, any court of record in
which such person may practice shall, on proof of a conviction of any
felony, supersede his license and strike his name from the roll of
Pursuant to the Act of the Thirty-sixth Legislature, the following
rules are hereby prescribed by the Supreme Court for the government
of the examination of applicants for admission to the bar and the
course of study for the examination; exemptions from the examination;
the licensing for the practice of law in Texas of attorneys from
other jurisdictions; and all former rules ordered under such Act are
TIME AND PLACE FOR EXAMINATION.
The examinations shall be held at Austin, except in the instance
otherwise provided for by the Act.
Three regular examinations shall be held each year, opening respectively
on the fourth Monday in January and October, and the second
Monday in June.
In addition to the regular examinations, special examinations may
be held at the discretion of the board of examiners at such times as it
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION.
To be eligible for the examination the applicant shall be a resident
of this State, at least twenty-one years of age, of good moral character
and honorable reputation, and possessed of such general capacity and
educational qualifications as in the opinion of the Board of Examiners
render him competent for the practice of law. In respect to educational
qualifications, no rigid test is intended to be prescribed. But
as a fair general education is necessary for the performance of the
duties of an attorney, the attainments of the applicant in this regard
should, in a reasonable measure, correspond to the extent of legal
education required under these rules.
As required by the Act, the applicant shall have given at least two
years' previous study to the legal subjects prescribed in Rule III or
to a substantially equivalent course.
The applicant shall present to the Board of Examiners a certificate
from three persons who are practicing attorneys of the county of his
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