Persons Licensed with a Probationary License
The Texas Supreme Court has the exclusive authority to grant licenses to practice law in Texas.
The Board of Law Examiners assists the Supreme Court in the licensure process by recommending an applicant to the Supreme Court for admission to the Bar of Texas for either a regular license to practice law, or a probationary license to practice law, once the applicant has met all requirements imposed by statute and Supreme Court rules.
If a person is recommended for a probationary license to practice law, the person is also subject to conditions with which the licensee must comply. The Board staff monitors the licensee’s compliance with those conditions during the term of the probationary license.
The duration, or term, of the probationary license is determined by the Board.
Once a probationary licensee successfully completes the term of the probationary license, the Board will then recommend that person to the Supreme Court for a regular license to practice law.
The Board is prohibited by both statute and Supreme Court rule from providing any information as to the basis for a person’s probationary license.
See also Rule 16 (Probationary Licenses).