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Application For Foreign Legal Consultant Certification Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Board Of Law Examiners Statewide.
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Appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas Board of Law Examiners APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN LEGAL CONSULTANT CERTIFICATION (See Rule XIV of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas) Carefully follow these instructions and complete these forms, typing or printing your answers. Use blue or black ink if you choose to print. Do not print your application double-sided. Keep a copy of your application for future reference, as you may be charged for any copies you request from the Board's file. No alterations may be made to the text or wording of this application. If alterations are found, the application will be rejected and your fees forfeited. You are responsible for reading the current Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas, and the applicable statutory provisions found in Texas Government Code, Sec. 82.001 et seq., all of which are contained in the Board of Law Examiners' rulebook. The rulebook is available in downloadable format on the Board's website, www.ble.state.tx.us. You must also read the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, posted at posted at www.txethics.org/Rules.aspx. Before you file your application, verify that you have fully responded to all items, questions, and statements, leaving no blanks and attaching all required Continuation Forms, Civil Litigation Forms, Criminal History Forms, and two (2) original signed and notarized Authorization and Release Forms. If the item or question is inapplicable, write "N/A." Incomplete applications may be returned and an incompleteness fee of $75.00 will be imposed. Your application will not be considered filed and may be returned to you if it is incomplete. Examples of incompleteness include, but are not limited to, the following: a. failure to provide any information required, including names, complete addresses, telephone numbers, and/or zip/postal codes; b. failure to answer any question or subquestion; c. failure to provide a complete and separate Continuation Form, Civil Litigation Form and Criminal History Form for each response requiring one; d. failure to send in the required fees; e. failure to send the required photograph; f. any signature notarized more than 90 days before the date received by BLE; g. alteration of any language of the Application, Affidavit, Authorization and Release, or other required form; h. failure to sign any document requiring your signature and/or failure to have your signatures notarized where required; i. failure to obtain information for sponsoring Texas attorney as required on page 15; or j. failure to have the sponsoring Texas attorney's signature notarized. A duly authenticated English translation of all required documentation is required if the documents are not in English. If you have not enclosed required documentation that you must obtain from third parties (e.g., court records, etc.), explain on a Continuation Form as required in question 21. You must make a good faith effort to provide these items within 30 days of our receipt of your application. Your failure to meet this deadline may cause your application to be returned to you as not being properly filed. This 30-day grace period DOES NOT APPLY to the Continuation Form, Civil Litigation Form, and Criminal History Form that must be filed with your application, if applicable. 1. Filing Fees: Make your check, money order, or bank cashier's check payable in the full amount due to the BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS (NOT the State Bar of Texas). The total filing fees for an Application for a Foreign Legal Consultant certification is $990.00 ($700 application fee + $150 investigation fee + $40 fingerprint processing fee + $100 foreign nation inquiry fee). Do not postdate your check. An application is not considered filed until all associated fees are received in the BLE office. If your personal check for fees is returned for insufficient funds or is otherwise dishonored by your bank, you will be assessed a returned check charge. All fees due after that time must be paid by bank cashier's check or money order. There is no refund of fees if you withdraw your application or do not meet all requirements for certification. ble-8_FLC_(10-2014).docx i 2. Filing of Application: Mail or deliver your application and all attachments and required fees to the Board as follows: MAILING ADDRESS: Board of Law Examiners P.O. Box 13486 Austin, TX 78711-3486 DELIVERY ADDRESS: Board of Law Examiners 205 West 14th Street, 5th Floor Austin, TX 78701 The Board will acknowledge receipt of your application within 30 days. If you do not receive such an acknowledgment by that time, please contact the Board office. 3. Authorization/Release Forms: Provide two (2) ORIGINAL, SIGNED, and NOTARIZED Authorization/Release forms. Do not send copies. Blank forms are attached for your use. These forms must be filed simultaneously with your application. 4. Proof of Identification and Birthdate: You must provide a legible copy of both sides of a valid identification card containing your birthdate issued by a governmental body in the jurisdiction in which you reside. 5. Proof of Name Change: You must provide a certified copy of an amended birth certificate or court order that changes your name. If your name changed by marriage, submit a certified copy of your marriage license. THESE DOCUMENTS BECOME A PART OF THE BOARD'S FILE AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO YOU. 6. Photograph: You must provide a passport-type photograph (no larger than 2" x 2") of yourself alone, without a hat or dark glasses, that must have been taken within two months of the date you file your application. The photo must be a frontfacing, head-and shoulders pose against a plain, light background. Write your social security number on the back of the photo and tape (do not staple) it in the space provided on page 1 of the application. Photo must be taped on all four (4) sides. Your application will be returned to you if your photograph is not included. 7. Civil Litigation Forms: One Civil Litigation Form is attached to your application. Make additional copies as needed. Use this Form as directed in the application. If applicable, these forms must be filed simultaneously with your application. 8. Criminal History Forms: One Criminal History Form is attached to your application. Make additional copies as needed. Use this form as directed in the application. If applicable, these forms must be filed simultaneously with your application. 9. Court Records: You must provide legible copies of all reque