Texas Government attorneys and Texas Military attorneys

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Texas does not require or currently have special admission rules for government attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions to be able to practice as Texas government attorneys because they do not allow admission on motion in general. Check out Texas Pro Hac Vice Rules for admission on a specific matter.

Military Attorneys

Rule XXII of the Rules Governing the Bar of Texas allows active military service members to practice law in Texas. Military JAGS are different then Texas government attorneys. For a JAG to be admitted in the state of Teas they:

  • Must be admitted to practice in another state jurisdiction (min of two years)
  • Be employed full-time by a government entity
  • Engage in the active practice of law
  • Adhere to the CLE requirements
  • An employer statement that indicates that the future employee will work for the employer as an attorney providing legal services
  • Sworn statements that there has not been any violations of the ethic code or sanctions brought against the attorney in any other jurisdiction where they are barred.

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