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b. Period of practice in each place, if more than one.
Whether the applicant has been regularly admitted in more than one State or Territory, and if so, the name of each State or Territory in which he may have been so admitted, together with the date thereof as near as possible, and the period of practice in each such State and Territory, and the place of his residence therein during the period of such practice.
Third — If the petitioner applies for admission upon examination, the following particulars shall also be stated :
General educational advantages exclusive of legal study.
b. Where and with whom, or in what law school or schools, or under what supervision legal studies have been pursued.
The works read in the course of such legal studies. d. Period of legal study. The respective periods at or under the supervision of a law school or schools, or in an office of a member of the bar or a judge of this State.
Place at which examination is preferred ; and if at some place other than the capital, the reasons therefor.
Rule 3. The petition, if admission is applied for as the member of the bar of another State or Territory, shall be accompanied by the certificate or license showing such admission; or a certified copy of the record of such admission under seal of court ; also certificate of a judge of such other State or Territory, showing the applicant to be of good standing in the courts of such State or Territory. Such certificate of good standing shall not be conclusive, but the court or board may make further examination or inquiry.
Rule 4. Proof that an applicant is of good moral character may be made in the first place by a certificate of a member of the bar of this court, or a
judge of this State, who shall certify that he is pereonally acquainted with the applicant and the facts stated in the certificate,
or in the case of a member of the bar of another State or Territory by a like certificate of a judge, or two or more attorneys of such other State or Territory, or a member of the bar of this State. Such certificate shall not be conclusive, but the court or Board of Examiners may make further examinations and inquiry, or require additional proof.
Rule 5. The State Board of Law Examiners shall, before admitting an applicant to an examination, be satisfied that he possesses the qualifications as to the periods of study prescribed by law; and the proof thereof shall be made as follows :
a. The time of study in a law school, or under the supervision thereof, by the certificate of the president, dean, or secretary of the faculty under whose instruction the person has studied under the seal of the school, if such there be, which proof must be satisfactory to the board of examiners.
b. The time of study in the office of a member of the bar, or a judge of this state by a certificate of such member of the bar, or judge, showing the actual period of such study.
c. Attendance at a law school during a school year of not less than eight months in a year shall be deemed a year's attendance in a law school, and in computing the period of study in an office, a vacation actually taken, not exceeding three months in each year, shall be allowed as part of each year.
All petitions for admission shall be deemed at once referred to the State Board of Law Examiners, and within ten days the petition and all papers filed with it shall be forwarded to the secretary of the board by the clerk, Provided, that before forwarding the same the Justices of the Supreme Court shall be advised of the filing of such petitions ; and provided further, that in the discretion of the court, if there should be an emergency, an applicant applying as a member of the bar of the highest court of another State or Territory may be admitted upon satisfactory proof that he possesses the necessary qualifications, without reference to, or awaiting action by, the Board of Examiners.
Rule 7. As soon as practicable, after a petition is filed for admission to the bar, the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall notify each member of the State Board of Law Examiners thereof, and shall post the name and address of the applicant in a conspicuous place in his office for the period of thirty days, unless the applicant be admitted before expiration of that period. The clerk should also furnish said name and address to such newspapers as desire to publish them.
Rule 8. It shall be the duty of every member of the bar of the Supreme Court to actively aid the court and Board of Examiners in its investigations concerning the character and standing of all applicants, and to communicate to the board any information of a material nature known to them affecting such character and standing. Such information shall be deemed to be confidential.
Rule 9. Any person who was admitted to practice in any district court of the State prior to February 16, 1899, may, on motion, be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court without the examination required by Chapter 28 of the Laws of 1899. Such person, however, shall file a petition as required by these rules, so far as applicable, and stating the date of such admission which shall be accompanied by a certificate of the judge of the court or a member of the bar of this court certifying to the good standing and good moral character of the applicant ; and by the certificate or license showing his admission, or a certified copy of the record of such admission. The Supreme Court may, if satisfied as to such applicant's qualifications, admit him without reference to the Board of Law Examiners; or the application may be so referred.
Rule 10. The State Board of Law Examiners may prescribe rules for the conduct of examinations, not inconsistent with the statutes or rules of court, and shall require each applicant examined to make a statement under oath
to the effect that he had no information or knowledge in advance as to what questions would be submitted to him, and received no information or advice during the examination from any person or by reference to book or memo. randum.
Rule 11. As soon as practicable after each examination the State Board of Law Examiners shall report to the Supreme Court all their proceedings in connection with such examination with their conclusions and recommendations in the premises. If requested by the court or the applicant the questions and replies, or a copy thereof, shall be filed with the report.