Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/168

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-72(3) foreign country the jurisprudence of which is not based upon the English common law, if, in the case provided in this paragraph, the applicant establishes that: (A) he is admitted to practice in the highest court of either the country in which he received the degree or the country of which he is a citizen or subject; and (B) subsequent to the receipt of the degree, he has satisfactorily completed at least one year's study, in residence, including a suitable schedule of instruction in practice and procedure, in an acceptable law school in the United States, or has studied law for a period of two years in the office of an attorney having an active practice in the Canal Zone. (c) An applicant under this section shall establish that he is a person of good moral character, that he is a resident of the Isthmus of Panama, and that it is his good faith intention to engage in the actual and present practice of law before the courts of the Canal Zone if admitted to the bar. (d) The district court may prescribe and from time to time amend such rules as it deems necessary or desirable governing the qualifications of candidates, the form and content of applications, and the procedures governing applications, examinations, and admissions, subject to the requirements of this chapter. An applicant for admission shall upon the filing of his application pay to the clerk of court a fee of $15. The fee shall be accounted for by the clerk as miscellaneous receipts. § 542. Certificate of admission Upon admission of an applicant to the bar, the district court shall direct that an order be entered to that effect upon its records, and that a certificate of admission be given to him by the clerk of the court, which certificate shall be his license. § 543. Oath Before receiving a certificate the applicant shall take and subscribe in court the following oath: "I, recognize and accept the supreme authority of the United States of America in the Canal Zone, and I do swear that I will obey the existing laws which rule in the Canal Zone, as well as the legal orders and decrees of the duly constituted authorities therein; that I impose upon myself this voluntary obligation without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. " I do solemnly swear that I will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in court; I will not wittingly or willingly promote or sue any false, groundless, or unlawful suit, nor give aid nor consent to the same; I will delay no man for money or malice, but will conduct myself in the office of a lawyer within the courts according to the best of my knowledge and discretion, with all good fidelity as well to the courts as to my clients. So help me God." § 544. Roll of attorneys The clerk of the district court shall keep a roll of attorneys admitted to practice, signed by the persons admitted before they receive their licenses. § 545. Grounds for removal, suspension or discipline An attorney may be removed, suspended or otherwise disciplined by the district court for any of the following causes arising after his admission to practice: (1) conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, in which case the record of conviction is conclusive evidence;