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COURTS REPORTED DURING THE PERIOD
COVERED BY THIS VOLUME
CONNECTICUT-Supreme Court of Errors.
SAMUEL O. PRENTICE, CHIEF JUSTICE.
GEORGE W. WHEELER.
JOHN K. BEACH.
VICTOR B. WOOLLEY.
HERBERT L. RICE.
MAINE-Supreme Judicial Court.
GEORGE E. BIRD.
GEORGE F. HALEY.
GEORGE M. HANSON.
MARYLAND–Court of Appeals.
A. HUNTER BOYD, CHIEF JUDGE.
JOHN R. PATTISON.
NEW HAMPSHIRE-Supreme Court,
JOHN E. YOUNG.
ROBERT J. PEASLEE.
· Resigned June 9, 1913.
* Appointed to succeed George H. Bingham,
NEW JERSEY-Court of Errors and Appeals.
EDWIN ROBERT WALKER, CHANCELLOR.
JAMES J. BERGEN. FRANCIS J. SWAYZE.
WILLARD P. VOORHEES. THOMAS W. TRENCHARD,
JAMES F. MINTURN. CHARLES W. PARKER.
JUDGES, JOHN W. BOGERT.
JOHN J. WHITE. WILLIAM H. VREDENBURGH. HENRY S. TERHUNE. JOSEPH W. CONGDON.
ERNEST J. HEPPENHEIMER.
Court of Chancery.
JAMES E. HOWELL FREDERIC W. STEVENS.
VIVIAN M. LEWIS. EUGENE STEVENSON.
JOHN H. BACKES. EDMUND B. LEAMING.
WILLARD P. VOORHEES. FRANCIS J. SWAYZE.
JAMES F. MINTURN. CHARLES W. PARKER.
JAMES J. BERGEN. THOMAS W. TRENCHARD.
JAMES E. HOWELL FREDERIC W. STEVENS.
VIVIAN M. LEWIS.
JOHN H. BACKES.
JOHN P. ELKIN. S. LESLIE MESTREZAT.
JOHN STEWART. WILLIAM P. POTTER.
RHODE ISLAND-Supreme Court.
WALTER B. VINCENT. WILLIAM H. SWEETLAND,
ASSOCIATE JUSTICES. LOVELAND MUNSON.
GEORGE M. POWERS.
• Resigned December 1, 1913.
Became Justice December 1, 1913.
AMENDMENTS TO RULES
RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DELAWARE
Rule 1 of the Rules of the Superior Court, liam Blackstone, and the first eight chapters is hereby stricken out, and the following sub- of "A Popular and Practical Introduction to stituted in lieu thereof.
Law Studies," by Samuel Warren.
Provided, however, that such preliminary RULE 1.
examination shall not be required of an ap1. On the first day of the next September plicant for registration who, not more than term, in and for New Castle county, and on five years before making his application, has the first day of the next October term, in been graduated from a college or university and for Kent and Sussex counties respective approved by the board of examiners of the ly, there shall be appointed in writing, with county, and who either before or during his the concurrence of the Chancellor and the course of study at such college or university other law judges, a board of examiners in has passed an examination covering the subeach county, consisting of five members of jects of study hereinabove mentioned. the bar, one of whom shall serve for the And provided also, that such applicant term of one year, one for the term of two shall satisfy the board of examiners that he years, one for the term of three years, one has read carefully and understandingly the for the term of four years, and one for the introduction to “Commentaries on the Laws term of five years; and annually thereafter of England," by Sir William Blackstone, and at the same term in each county an appoint- the first eight chapters of "A Popular and ment of one member of the board shall be Practical Introduction to Law Studies," by made for five years to fill the vacancy caused Samuel Warren. by the expiration of a term. Any other va
Such certificates shall be indorsed with cancy in the board shall be filled by the court the approval of one of the Judges of the Suof the county for the residue of the term, perior Court and filed with the prothonotary with the concurrence of the Chancellor and of the county in which the student is regisother law judges.
tered and recorded in the continuance l'ntil the boards herein provided for are docket. appointed the present boards are continued 3. Upon application for the admission of a with full power to act under the rules hereby student to practice as an attorney in the adopted.
law courts and a solicitor in the Court of 2. No person shall be registered in any Chancery of this state, it is required that he county as a student of law, except upon cer- shall be a resident of this state, and of full tificate of the board of examiners for that age; that he shall have studied the princi. county to the effect that he is a resident of ples of law and equity at least three years the state, of good character and that he has after the filing of said certificate, under the been found to be qualified to commence the direction of a member of the bar of this study of the law; and for the purpose of state, who has been in practice in the courts testing his qualifications, he shall be exam- of law and equity of this state for at least ined upon the following subjects:
ten years theretofore; that he be a person a. English composition and literature, not of integrity and good character; and that beyond what is required for admission to be shall have been privately and fully exDelaware College as a student in the course amined upon the principles of law and equity leading to a degree of Bachelor of Arts. by the board of examiners of the county b. Modern geography.
wherein he is registered; and he shall be c. Mathematics: Arithmetic, algebra (not admitted only on the written report of said beyond quadratic equations), and plane ge- board, stating his qualifications and recomometry.
mending his admission. All examinations by d. History of the United States.
any such board of examiners may be oral, or e. English history.
in writing, or both in the discretion of the f. General history.
board. Applications for re-examination may g. Latin, so far as to have read, and to be be made six months after any failure to pass able to read, the first four books of Cæsar's any preliminary or final examination. Commentaries, or an equivalent amount of 4. Any such board shall have authority to some other standard author.
establish such general rules as they may h. And shall also satisfy the board of ex- deem requisite in the premises, not inconsisaminers that he has read carefully and un- tent with the rules of this court. The action derstandingly the introduction to "Commen- of a majority of the board shall in all cases taries on the Law of England,” by Sir Wil- be sufficient.
5. Application to practice in the law courts tion as they may deem expedient for the purof this state may be made, in open court, to pose aforesaid. the Superior Court of any county, and ap- 8. Attorneys may be admitted pro hac vice plication to practice in the Court of Chancery in the discretion of the trial court; but no may be made, in open court, to the Chancel- attorney engaged in the practice of law in lor sitting in any county; and admission another state shall be admitted to practice upon any such application shall entitle the in the courts of this state except pro hac person admitted to practice in the court, or vice. courts, to which he is admitted, in any or all 9. Attorneys admitted to practice in the of the counties of this state.
law courts of this state who have not been 6. A person who is of full age, of integrity admitted to practice in the Court of Chanand good character, who has been a resident cery, may be admitted solicitors in chancery of this state, and, with the approval of the in accordance with the rules heretofore in board of examiners of the county in which he force. resides, a student in the office of a member 10. Members of the bar of other states of the bar of this state, of like experience whose applications for admission to the bar and standing as aforesaid, for at least six of this state are pending at the adoption of months before making his application, who these rules may be admitted in accordance has pursued the study of the law in a law with the rules heretofore in force. school approved by the said board of exam- 11. Every attorney shall, on his admission, iners, for at least three years and been regu- subscribe the roll and take the oath of oflarly graduated therefrom, and who has been fice. privately and fully examined by the said 12. No attorney shall withdraw his name board of examiners, may in the discretion of from the record in any suit, without leave of the Superior Court and of the Court of the court. Chancery, respectively, be admitted to prac- 13. No attorney or other officer of this tice in said courts, respectively, without pre- court shall be taken as special bail or surety liminary examination and registration, on the in any case pending in, or appealed to this written report of said board, stating his qual- court, unless upon leave of the court, upon a ifications and recommending his admission. written petition stating satisfactory reasons. 7. Attorneys regularly admitted elsewhere,
14. Counsel shall stand while examining if they be residents of this state, of good witnesses in open court, or in addressing the character, and, for the period of three years, court. have been admitted and licensed to practice 15. All agreements of attorneys touching in the court of last resort of a state or terri- business before the court shall be in writing, tory of the United States, or in the District otherwise they will not be recognized by the of Columbia, and whose principal business court. for three years, or more, immediately preced- 16. Objections to the admissibility of testiing their application for admission has been mony shall be stated concisely and clearly the practice of law in the courts of record of within five minutes without argument, and general jurisdiction in such state, territory, thereafter neither side shall be allowed more or district, upon the written report of the than five minutes for the discussion of the board of examiners of the county in which same without special leave of the court. such applicants reside, stating their qualifi- [Signed] JAMES PENNEWILL, C. J. cations, and recommending their admission,
Wm. H. BOYCE, J. may, in the discretion of the Superior Court
HENRY C. CONRAD, J. and of the Court of Chancery, respectively be
VICTOR B. WOOLLEY, J. admitted to practice generally in said courts.
HERBERT L. RICE, J. Said boards are authorized to subject any applicant under this rule to such examina- Adopted April 7, 1914.