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Attachment.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington County, ss.

To the mashal or any constable of aid county:

Whereas A B has filed with me the affidavit and bond necessary to entitle him to a writ of attachment against C D for the sum of dollars, claimed to be due said A B from the said CD: You are, therefore, in the name of the United States, commanded to attach the goods, chattels, rights, credits, moneys, and effects of the said CD, except such as the law exempts, to be kept and disposed of according to law; and make legal return thereof.

Given under my hand, this

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Order in replevin.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington County, s8.

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Justice of the Peace.

To the marshal or any constable of said county:

In the name of the United States, you are hereby commanded to take the personal property mentioned and described in the within affidavit, and deliver the same to the plaintiff, upon receiving & proper bond.

Given under my hand, this

day of

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Justice of the Peace.

Verdict and judgment in unlawful detention of lands.

We, the jury, find that A B did, at the commencement of this action, unlawfully detain from C D possession of the following described piece of land, to wit: (here describe it,) and that C D is entitled to the possession thereof, and to recover of said A B—— dollars for its detention.

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It is therefore adjudged that the said C D have restitution of the premises in said verdict named, and that he recover of A B the sum of dollars, with interest from this date, and costs, and accruing costs.

Justice of the Peace.

Writ of restitution, on complaint for unlawful detention of lands. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington county, ss.

To the marshal or any constable of said county:

In the name of the United States, you are hereby commanded forthwith to put CD in possession of the following described piece of land, to wit: (here describe it,) by removing therefrom A B and his goods; and that of the goods of the said A B, by distress and sale thereof, you make the sum of dollars, with interest from day of ,, together with dollars costs, and accruing costs, for which said C D has judgment against A B, as appears upon my docket; and of this writ make legal service and

return.

Justice of the Peace.

SEC. 141. In all other cases not herein provided for, justices may adopt and use the forms used in the circuit court in similar cases, with such variations as circumstances may require.

TITLE VI.

Miscellaneous provisions.

CHAPTER 118. Of attorneys and counsellors.
CHAPTER 119. Of arbitrations and umpirages.
CHAPTER 120. Causes of action that survive.

CHAPTER 121. Of the assignment of judgments and decrees.

CHAPTER 122. Of the change of names of persons and corporations.
CHAPTER 123 Of rent, its recovery and apportionment.

CHAPTER 124. Of contempts.

CHAPTER 125. Of privilege from arrest.

CHAPTER 126. Of petit jurors.

CHAPTER 127. Miscellaneous provisions.

CHAPTER 118.

OF ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS.

SECTION

1. Who may be admitted as an attorney.

2. Circuit court may make rules as to admission.

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3. Certificate of admission to be a license.
4. Criminal court may admit attorneys.
5. Attorneys to take an oath.

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SECTION 1. Any white male citizen of this District, of the age of twenty-one years, of good moral character, and who possesses the necessary qualifications of learning and ability, shall be entitled to admission as attorney in all the courts of this District.

SEC. 2. The circuit court shall have full power and authority, from time to time, to make such rules, subject to the provisions of this chapter, as said court shall deem proper, respecting the qualifications, examination, and admission of attorneys to practise in the several courts in this District.

SEC. 3. If the applicant be found duly qualified, the said court shall admit him as an attorney, and shall direct an order to be entered to that effect upon its records, and that a certificate of such record be given to him by the clerk of the court, which certificate shall be his license.

SEC. 4. The criminal court of this District shall have full power and authority to admit as an attorney in said court, any white male citizen of this District, of the age of twenty-one years, and of good moral character, who possesses the proper qualifications, and may direct the clerk of said court to give a certificate of such admission, which certificate shall be his license to practise in said court.

SEC. 5. Every person on his admission shall take an oath to support the constitution of the United States, and to discharge the duties of attorney to the best of his knowledge and ability. A certificate of such oath shall be endorsed on the license.

SEC. 6. Any person who shall have been admitted as an attorney in the highest courts of any State of which he is or was an inhabitant, may be admitted to practise as such in any of the courts of this District.

SEC. 7. The clerk shall keep a roll of attorneys of the court of which he is clerk, which shall be a record of the court.

SEC. 8. If any person shall practise law in any court of this District, except a justice's court, without having received a license as aforesaid, he shall be deemed guilty of a contempt of court, and be punished as in other cases of contempt.

SEC. 9. Any court before which any attorney has been admitted to practise, on proof being made to it that he has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, committed since his admission to practise, may suspend or annul his license.

SEC. 10. Each of the courts of record in this District shall have power to suspend or revoke the license of any attorney, as to such court, for any mal-practice therein, which mal-practice shall come under the observation of such court. Such party shall have an opportunity of being heard in his defence. The cause of such suspension or revocation shall be entered of record.

SEC. 11. Upon complaint in writing, verified by affidavit, made to the circuit court, of mal-practice by any attorney concerning any matter depending, or to be brought in any of the courts of this District, the party accused shall be summoned by said circuit court to show cause why an information should not be filed therein against him; and if such information be ordered, and the accused be found guilty, the said court may suspend his license for a time, or revoke it. Such suspension or revocation shall extend to practice in any of the courts of this District.

SEC. 12. Every attorney shall be liable to his client for any damages sustained by such client in consequence of any neglect of duty by such attorney.

SEC. 13. Every attorney receiving money belonging to his client, and refusing to pay the same when demanded, shall be liable to be proceeded against in the same manner as the marshal is for money received on execution and not paid over, and may be proceeded against as is provided in the eleventh section of this chapter.

SEC. 14. Parties may manage, prosecute, or defend their own suits personally, or by such attorney as they may see fit to engage, but no more than two persons for each party shall, without permission of the court, be allowed to manage any case therein.

SEC. 15. Every attorney who shall be lawfully possessed of an execution in favor of his client, shall have a lien thereon for the amount of his fees and disbursements in the cause, provided that this

shall not prevent the payment of the execution to the judgment creditor, by any officer or other person, without actual notice of the lien.

SEC. 16. Neither any judge or clerk of any court in this District, or the register of wills, or the recorder, or marshal, or the deputy of any such clerk, register, recorder, or marshal, shall be permitted to practise as an attorney or conveyancer, nor shall any such ask or receive any fee or reward for advice respecting anything to be brought before or depending in any of the courts of this District. No justice of the peace shall practise as an attorney in any justice's court in this District. If any person shall violate the provisions of this section, he shall, in every case not otherwise specially provided for, be fined a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

SEC. 17. The word attorney in this chapter shall be construed to include counsellor.

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SECTION 1. All persons, except infants, married women, and insane persons, may, by an instrument in writing, submit to the arbitration or umpirage of any person or persons, to be by them mutually chosen, any controversy existing between them which might be the subject

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