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tions by such lawyer or lawyers during said period upon each subject, not less than once each week during at least thirty-six weeks in each year. Such proof shall consist of the affidavit of the applicant and the certificate of the secretary or one of the professors of the law school showing personal attendance at such law school, or the affidavit or affidavits of the lawyer or lawyers under whose tuition such studies have been pursued, or if, in consequence of the death or absence of such lawyer or lawyers, his or their affidavit cannot be procured, its place may be supplied by the affidavit of any credible witness having knowledge of the facts. The course of study may be made up by attendance upon a law school for a portion of the time and under the direction and supervision of one or more lawyers for the remainder of the time. Persons who in good faith have before July 1, 1913, begun, but not yet completed, the study of law in compliance with former rules of this court concerning admission to the bar, shall be permitted to complete their requirements for examination or admission under the rules existing prior to the adoption of the present amendments, provided that such requirements are completed within six years from the time when they were begun, and that the periodical examination of students under the tuition of licensed lawyers shall, after July 1, 1913, be had and proved in accordance with the requirements of this rule.
An applicant for admission to the bar upon a license or other voucher showing his admission as an attorney at law in another State or foreign country must present to the board proof that he has been admitted to practice in the highest court of law in the other State or in the foreign country; a certificate executed by the proper authorities that he has been duly admitted to practice in such State or country and that he has actually remained in said State and country and practiced in said court as an attorney for at least five years; a certificate from a judge of said court that he has been duly admitted to practice and has actually continuously practiced as an attorney for a period of at least five years after his admission, specifying the name of the place or places in which he has so practiced, and that he has a good character as such attorney. Such certificate must be certified by the clerk of the court of which the judge is a member and the seal of the court must be attached thereto. The applicant must also prove that he is a citi
zen of the United States and an actual resident of the State of Illinois at the time of making the application, giving the place of his residence by street and number, if such there be, and the length of time he has been such resident. He shall also submit the affidavits of two persons who are residents of the Appellate Court district in which he resides (one of whom must be an attorney) that he is of such character and general fitness as justify his admission to practice, and the affidavits must set forth in detail the facts upon which the affiant's knowledge of the applicant is based.
The applicant must file with the secretary of the board the papers required for his admission, as heretofore specified, and must appear in person before the committee on character and fitness, hereinafter mentioned, for the Appellate Court district in which he resides. Such applicant shall be admitted, subject to the provisions of this rule, upon such license or voucher, without examination by the board, if it appears to the court by a certificate of said board that in the State or country in which the license was issued the requirements for admission to the bar are equal to those required in this State. The board shall certify to this court persons entitled to admission by virtue of such admission to the bar in such other State or foreign country, subject, however, to the provisions hereafter set forth.
Within ten days after the first day of the June term of this court in each year this court will appoint a committee on character and fitness in each of the Appellate Court districts of the State, consisting of not less than three attorneys at law, together with the member or members of the Board of Law Examiners residing in the respective districts, to which shall be referred all applications for admission to practice as attorney and counselor at law, the members of such committee to continue in office until their successors are appointed. To the respective committees shall be referred all applications for admission to practice. The committee shall require the attendance before it, or a member thereof, of each applicant, with the affidavits of at least two practicing attorneys acquainted with such applicant, residing in the Appellate Court district in which the applicant resides, that he is of such character and general fitness as justifies his admission to practice, and the affidavits must set forth in detail the facts upon which the affiant's knowledge of the applicant is based. It shall be the duty
of the committee to examine each applicant, and the committee must be satisfied from such examination and other evidence that the applicant shall produce, that the applicant has such qualifications as to character and general fitness as in the opinion of the committee justify his admission to practice, and no person shall be admitted to practice except upon the production of a certificate from the committee to that effect, unless the court otherwise orders.
No applicant shall be entitled to receive such a certificate who is not able to speak and write the English language intelligently, nor until he has filed with the board of law examiners a certificate of his good moral character from a court of record of the county of his residence and affirmatively established to the satisfaction of the committee that he has possession of such character as qualifies him for admission to the bar and qualifies him to perform the duties of an attorney and counselor at law.
Each applicant whose name shall be certified by the State Board of Law Examiners, either upon passing the examination or because of the provisions hereinbefore set forth touching the admission of attorneys who have been admitted to practice in another State or in a foreign country, shall answer the following questions and verify his answers thereto:
“1. Give your full name, age, residence and birthplace. If born in a foreign country, at what age did you come to the United States? If naturalized, state when and where.
"2. State the names, residence and occupation of your parents.
"3. What schools other than college or law school have you attended and between what dates ?
“4. Did you attend college? If so, state what colleges and when, specifying dates. What degrees, if any, have you received ?
“5. Did you attend a law school? If so, state what school and when, specifying dates. What degrees in law, if any, have you received ?
“6. Have you been employed in, or studied law in, a law office? If so, give a full list of such offices and state the period, specifying dates of your employment or study in each.
"7. Have you ever applied for admission to practice as an attorney or counselor in any court in any other State or country? If so, specify when and where; whether you were admitted to the bar, and if so, how long, and where you practiced.
“8. Have you ever applied for admission to the bar of the State of Illinois ? If so, where, when and with what result?
"9. Have you ever been engaged in any occupation, business or profession other than the law? If so, when and where? State fully the names and addresses of your employers, the positions you have occupied and the period of such employment, specifying dates. Are such employers willing to appear before the committee or make a statement to it in your behalf?
"10. Have you ever been a party or otherwise involved in any legal proceeding? If so, state facts fully.
"11. Give the names and addresses of the persons to whom you refer as to your character and state how long you have known each."
Out of the fees received by the board of examiners they shall pay all necessary expenses for examinations, including necessary traveling expenses.
The remainder of said fund in each year shall be divided equally among the examiners: Provided, however, that no examiner shall receive more than $750 per annum, and if, after the payment of such sum to each examiner, there shall remain a surplus, said surplus shall be paid over to the succeeding board of examiners, and shall constitute a part of the receipts of the next succeeding year. The board of examiners shall render an account of their receipts and disbursements to this court at the October term of each year.
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