Prospective attorneys must file the application and pay the appropriate non-resident attorneys` fees to the Board of Law Examiners. The Commission may waive the fees of lawyers representing indigent clients. The board will attempt to process vice pro hac applications within two business days, but will not process any applications during the administration of the Texas Bar exam. In addition to the referral directory for low-income individuals, the Texas State Bar maintains a referral service for lawyers. The number is (800) 252-9690. All referral programs are listed on the Lawyer Referral Services – Full and Reduced Fees page in the Reference Directory. The Texas Access to Justice Commission maintains a link on its website to a list of attorney referral services. For express services such as Federal Express, United Parcel Service and others, use our address: In addition, the Texas Supreme Court appointed the Texas Equal Access Commission to develop and publish a strategic plan for the provision of legal services nationwide to low-income Texans. The Commission maintains a link on its website to a list of lawyer recommendations. The court requires Section 76A notifications to file applications to seal court records electronically through an e-filing service provider.

Please submit the notification as a new case with the notification type “Notice 76A”. You must fill in the party`s information via the “Petitioner” and “Respondent” fields. Please enter “76A” in the comment field. No registration fee is required. As a rule, lawyers are appointed at the level of the court of first instance. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you, the Texas State Bar maintains a reference directory on its website. It is categorized by county and includes the Texas Lawyers Care Guide to help low-income Texans find civil justice services. The Texas State Bar also offers an attorney referral information service, which can be reached by phone at (800) 252-9690 or (toll-free) 977) 9TEXBAR.

You can also call your local bar association or those in a major city near you to see if they can help you find a lawyer. The Supreme Court refers cases to its pro bono program if it requests full disclosure of the case and at least one party is not represented by a lawyer because of their financial situation. Yes. Rule 9 of the Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure provides general instructions for all documents filed with the Texas Supreme Court. In addition, when filing a request for review, read and follow the requirements of Rule 53 of the Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure. Rule 53.2 explains the content required for a request for review. If you are filing an original proceeding, such as an application for a writ of mandamus or habeas corpus, you must read and follow the requirements of Rule 52 of the Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure. Rule 52.3 explains the content and form required for an application filed in the main proceedings.

Failure to comply with the requirements of Rule 9, Rule 52 or Rule 53 may result in the court setting aside your application for non-compliance. See the Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure. Texas does not provide an exception for appearances before Texas administrative authorities, courts of limited jurisdiction, testimony, or other situations in which the attorney does not consider himself to be physically present in a Texas court. Pro hac vice admission is required for arbitration proceedings when a claim is on file, whether or not the lawyer wishes to attend a hearing. A new pro hac request is required for appeals. Please note that the above information is a brief summary that may not reflect all current legal developments and does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice can only be provided with knowledge of all the specific facts and circumstances applicable to your situation and an up-to-date review of all legal standards. The statements on this website are therefore for informational purposes only and should in no way be considered as legal advice or an indication of future results. In providing information on this website, Wright Commercial Litigation does not intend to guarantee the accuracy of any statements or to establish an attorney-client relationship with anyone. There are many laws that govern appeals to the Texas Supreme Court, and for this reason, you should seek the advice of an attorney.

The Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure provide detailed instructions for filing complaints. These rules can be found in most libraries and can also be found in the Rules section of our website. Typically, an appeal is made by a lower court through an application for review. See the Texas Rules of Appeal Procedure. The Appeals Section of the Texas State Bar Association website provides a free guide to practice before the Texas Supreme Court and free access to articles on all aspects of practice in Texas courts of appeal, as well as forms and instructions for filing a petition for review. Pro hac vice admissions are governed by Rule XIX of the Texas Bar Rules. An electronic copy of these rules and other pro-hac vice admission information is available on the Texas Board of Law Examiners website. Please include the title of the sealed exhibit in the bookmarks and on the cover page of the exhibit and add the note “Filed under Seal”. The unsealed attachment or file will continue to be filed through the e-filing provider, and the sealed evidence will be sent separately.