Misc. Docket No. 16-9158 APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO RULE XVIII OF THE RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO THE BAR OF TEXAS ORDERED that: 1) Rule XVIII of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas is amended as follows, effective immediately. 2) The Clerk is directed to: a. file a copy of this order with the Secretary of State; b. cause a copy of this order to be mailed to each registered member of the State Bar of Texas by publication in the Texas Bar Journal; c. send a copy of this order to each elected member of the Legislature; and d. submit a copy of the order for publication in the Texas Register. Dated: October 18, 2016 Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Phil Johnson, Justice Don R. Willett, Justice Eva M. Guzman, Justice Debra H. Lehrmann, Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, Justice John P. Devine, Justice Jeffrey V. Brown, Justice Rule XVIII Fees (a) The following provisions shall govern the fees charged by the Board: FEES RELATING TO DECLARATIONS Declaration Investigation Fee $150 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee $ 40 $190 Late Filing Fee $150 Fee for Check Returned for Insufficient Funds $ 25 FEES RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY & EXAMINATIONS Texas Law Student: $150 Application Fee 95 Examination Fee 75 55 Investigation Fee $320 300 Out-of-State Law Student: $150 Application Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 95 150 Examination Fee 150 Investigation Fee $435 490 Attorneys Licensed in another State: $700 Application Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 150 Examination Fee 150 Investigation Fee $1,040 Attorneys Qualified for Admission Without Examination Under Rule XIII: $700 Application Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 150 Investigation Fee $890 Foreign Nation Attorney – Texas Bar Exam Applicant only: $700 Application Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 150 Examination Fee 150 Investigation Fee 100 Foreign Nation Inquiry Fee $1,140 Foreign Nation Attorney – Concurrent Texas Bar Exam and Foreign Legal Consultant Applications: $700 Application Fee 150 Foreign Legal Consultation Supplemental Processing Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 150 Examination Fee 150 Investigation Fee 100 Foreign Nation Inquiry Fee $1,290 Re-application for Examination: $150 Re-application Fee 95 Examination Fee 75 Investigation Fee on Re-Application $320 Foreign Legal Consultant – Application only: $700 Application Fee 40 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee 150 Investigation Fee 100 Foreign Nation Inquiry Fee $990 Foreign Legal Consultant Re-Application Fee: $150 Re-Application Fee 150 Supplemental Investigation Fee (every second renewal year only) $300 ($150 in alternate years) Supplemental Investigation (S.I.) Fee (as required under Rule IX) $150 Fingerprint Card Processing Fee $ 40 $190 Military Attorney Application Fee (as required under Rule XXII) $ 25 Military Attorney Renewal Application Fee (as required under Rule XXII) $ 25 Miscellaneous Fees Late Filing Fee $150 Fee for Check Returned for Insufficient Funds $ 25 MBE Transfer Fee $ 25 Application Deposit Fee1 $ 30 Incompleteness Fee2 $ 75 Laptop Examination Fee $ 50 (b) No refund or transfer of fees will be made in the event of the withdrawal of any Declaration or Application, nor in the event a determination is made by the Board that the Applicant or Declarant does not meet the requirements imposed under these Rules. (c) Any fee required under these Rules may be waived or lowered by the Board upon written request and proof of indigence. Notes 1) One deposit fee shall be credited toward the filing fee if the application is filed within one (1) year of the date the deposit is received. 2) This fee shall be imposed when a document (Declaration, Application, Supplemental investigation, etc.,) is received, for the second and subsequent times, which is determined to be incomplete (e.g., unanswered questions, not signed, not notarized, incorrect fees, etc.).
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