Chapter 82. Licensing Of Attorneys
Government Code Sections 82.001–82.0651


§ 82.001

(a) The Board of Law Examiners is composed of nine attorneys who have the qualifications required of members of the supreme court.(b) The...

§ 82.002

(a) In this section, "Texas trade association" means a cooperative and voluntarily joined statewide association of business or professional...

§ 82.003

(a) Except as provided by this section, the Board of Law Examiners is subject to Chapter 552 and Chapter 551.(b) Examination questions that may...

§ 82.004

(a) The Board of Law Examiners, acting under instructions of the supreme court as provided by this chapter, shall determine the eligibility of...

§ 82.005

(a) The supreme court shall set the compensation of each member of the Board of Law Examiners, excluding reasonable and necessary actual...

§ 82.006

The Board of Law Examiners is subject to Chapter 325 (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the board is...

§ 82.007

(a) The executive director of the Board of Law Examiners or the executive director's designee shall develop an intraagency career ladder program....

§ 82.008

(a) The Board of Law Examiners shall prepare information of public interest describing the functions of the board. The board shall make the...

§ 82.009

The Board of Law Examiners shall prepare and maintain a written plan that describes how a person who has a physical, mental, or developmental...

§ 82.010

(a) A person who is appointed to and qualifies for office as a member of the Board of Law Examiners may not vote, deliberate, or be counted as a...

§ 82.011

(a) The Board of Law Examiners shall maintain a file on each written complaint filed with the board. The file must include:(1) the name of the...

§ 82.013

The Board of Law Examiners shall develop and implement a policy requiring the executive director and board employees to research and propose...

§ 82.0021

(a) It is a ground for removal from the Board of Law Examiners that a member:(1) does not have, at the time of taking office, the qualifications...

§ 82.021

Only the supreme court may issue licenses to practice law in this state as provided by this chapter. The power may not be delegated.Added by Acts...

§ 82.022

(a) The supreme court may adopt rules on eligibility for examination for a license to practice law and on the manner in which the examination is...

§ 82.023

(a) Each person intending to apply for admission to the bar must file with the Board of Law Examiners, on a form provided by the board, a...

§ 82.024

A person who has completed the prescribed study in an approved law school has satisfied the law study requirements for taking the examination for...

§ 82.027

(a) Each applicant to take a bar examination must file an application with the Board of Law Examiners not later than the 180th day before the...

§ 82.028

(a) The Board of Law Examiners may conduct an investigation of the moral character and fitness of each applicant for a license.(b) The board may...

§ 82.029

(a) On request of a law school that is conducting research on the achievement of the law school's students or graduates on the Texas bar...

§ 82.030

(a) The Board of Law Examiners shall assess each applicant's moral character and fitness based on:(1) the investigation of character and fitness...

§ 82.033

(a) The supreme court shall set the fee for the investigation of the moral character and fitness of each candidate at an amount that does not...

§ 82.034

Fees received by the Board of Law Examiners shall be deposited in a fund established by the supreme court. The fund may be used only to...

§ 82.035

(a) The financial transactions of the Board of Law Examiners are subject to audit by the state auditor in accordance with Chapter 321.(b) The...

§ 82.036

The supreme court shall make such rules and regulations as to admitting attorneys from other jurisdictions to practice law in this state as it...

§ 82.037

(a) Each person admitted to practice law shall, before receiving a license, take an oath that the person will:(1) support the constitutions of...

§ 82.038

(a) If, after a moral character and fitness assessment, the Board of Law Examiners determines that the applicant suffers from chemical...

§ 82.061

(a) An attorney at law may be fined or imprisoned by any court for misbehavior or for contempt of the court.(b) An attorney may not be suspended...

§ 82.062

Any attorney who is guilty of barratry, any fraudulent or dishonorable conduct, or malpractice may be suspended from practice, or the attorney's...

§ 82.064

(a) A judge or clerk of the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, a court of appeals, or a district court, or a sheriff may not appear...

§ 82.065

(a) A contingent fee contract for legal services must be in writing and signed by the attorney and client.(b) Any contract for legal services is...

§ 82.066

An attorney may not appear before a judge or justice in a civil case if the attorney is related to the judge or justice by affinity or...

§ 82.0071

(a) The executive director of the Board of Law Examiners or the executive director's designee shall prepare and maintain a written policy...

§ 82.0072

The executive director of the Board of Law Examiners or the executive director's designee shall provide to members of the board and to board...

§ 82.0073

The Board of Law Examiners shall develop and implement policies that clearly separate the policymaking responsibilities of the board and the...

§ 82.0241

All matters relating to licensing of persons who were enrolled at unaccredited schools of law in this state are within the exclusive jurisdiction...

§ 82.0271

A person who has applied to take the bar examination may not be denied admission to the bar examination based on the applicant's lack of:(1) ...

§ 82.0272

An applicant who has a physical, mental, or developmental disability may request that the Board of Law Examiners provide testing accommodations on...

§ 82.0361

(a) In this section, "nonresident attorney" means a person who resides in and is licensed to practice law in another state but who is not a...

§ 82.0651

(a) A client may bring an action to void a contract for legal services that was procured as a result of conduct violating the laws of this state...

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