40.13 SCR 40.13 Delegation. The board may delegate its authority under this chapter to a committee, a member or its director.
40.14 SCR 40.14 Application; fees.
40.14(1)(1) Application to the supreme court for admission to the bar shall be filed with the board.
40.14(2) (2) An application is timely filed if any of the following is applicable:
40.14(2)(a) (a) The application, together with the applicable fees, is received at the board's office within the time specified for filing.
40.14(2)(b) (b) The application, together with the applicable fees, is sent to the board's office through the United States Postal Service by 1st class mail, including express or priority mail, postage prepaid, and bears a postmark, other than a commercial postage meter label, showing that the document was mailed on or before the last day for filing.
40.14(2)(c) (c) The application, together with the applicable fees, is delivered on or before the last day for filing to a 3rd-party commercial carrier for delivery to the board's office within 3 calendar days.
40.14(2)(d) (d) The application, together with the applicable fees, is submitted through the electronic application system to the board within the time specified for filing. Applications filed electronically must include the applicant's electronic signature, by which the applicant avers under oath or affirmation that the information contained in the application is true and correct.
40.14(2)(e) (e) The application is submitted through the electronic application system to the board. Applications filed electronically must include the applicant's electronic signature, by which the applicant avers under oath or affirmation that the information contained in the application is true and correct. Both the submission of an application through the electronic application system and the payment of the applicable fees shall be within the time specified for filing.
40.14(3) (3) The following fees are payable to the board:
40.14(3)(a) (a) Bar examination fee .... $450
40.14(3)(b) (b) Late fee for bar examination .... $200
40.14(3)(c) (c) Fee for application for admission on proof of practice elsewhere .... $850
40.14(3)(d) (d) Admission fee ....$100
40.14(3)(e) (e) Fee for reinstatement, readmission, late admission on diploma privilege or late enrollment in the bar .... $200
40.14(3)(f) (f) Application fee for change of name .... $25
40.14(3)(g) (g) Fee for a character and fitness investigation under SCR 40.06 (3m) .... $210
40.14(3)(h) (h) Late fee for a character and fitness investigation under SCR 40.06 (3m) .... $200
40.14(3)(i) (i) Fee for admission for graduates of law schools in other nations .... $850
SCR 40.14 History History: Sup. Ct. Order No. 93-10, 176 Wis. 2d xxi (1993); Sup. Ct. Order No. 98-05, 219 Wis. 2d xv (1998); Sup. Ct. Order No. 00-08, 2000 WI 54, 235 Wis. 2d xiii; Sup. Ct. Order No. 08-14, 2009 WI 20, 312 Wis. 2d xv; Sup. Ct. Order No. 11-02, 2011 WI 90, 336 Wis. 2d xiii; Sup. Ct. Order No. 11-08, 2012 WI 113, filed 11-1-12, eff. 12-1-12.
40.145 SCR 40.145 Fee Waiver for qualified veterans.
40.145(1)(1) To be eligible for a fee waiver, an applicant shall be applying for an initial credential under SCR 40.03, 40.04, or 40.05 and shall be all of the following:
40.145(1)(a) (a) An individual.
40.145(1)(b) (b) A resident of this state.
40.145(1)(c) (c) A veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12) (a) to (f), Wis. Stats., or one of the following:
40.145(1)(c)1. 1. A member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or of the national guard, as defined in 32 U.S.C. 101 (3), who has served under honorable conditions for at least one year beginning on the member's date of enlistment in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or in the national guard.
40.145(1)(c)2. 2. A person who was discharged from a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces or from the national guard, as defined in 32 U.S.C. 101 (3), if that discharge was an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.
40.145(2) (2) Individuals who meet the criteria under 40.145 (1) and request a waiver of their fees as found in SCR 40.14 (3) (a), (c), (d), or (g) shall be granted a waiver of those fees.
SCR 40.145 History History: Sup. Ct. Order No. 13-02, 2013 WI 33, filed and eff. 4-19-13.
40.15 SCR 40.15 Attorney's oath. The oath or affirmation to be taken to qualify for admission to the practice of law shall be in substantially the following form:
SCR 40.15 Note I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Wisconsin;
SCR 40.15 Note I will maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers;
SCR 40.15 Note I will not counsel or maintain any suit or proceeding which shall appear to me to be unjust, or any defense, except such as I believe to be honestly debatable under the law of the land;
SCR 40.15 Note I will employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to me, such means only as are consistent with truth and honor, and will never seek to mislead the judge or jury by any artifice or false statement of fact or law;
SCR 40.15 Note I will maintain the confidence and preserve inviolate the secrets of my client and will accept no compensation in connection with my client's business except from my client or with my client's knowledge and approval;
SCR 40.15 Note I will abstain from all offensive personality and advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, unless required by the justice of the cause with which I am charged;
SCR 40.15 Note I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay any person's cause for lucre or malice.
SCR 40.15 Note So help me God.
SCR 40.15 Note Case Notes: The “offensive personality" component of the attorney's oath may be violated by conduct that occurs out of court as well as by in-court conduct. The conduct at issue here consisted entirely of letters written by the attorney to a local newspaper that were found to be acidic, argumentative, arrogant, and condescending but did not bring disrepute on the attorney, the legal profession or the courts. No violation was found where the attorney's primary intent in writing the letters was to protect the personal and business reputation of his client. Lawyer Regulation System v. Williams, 2005 WI 15, 278 Wis. 2d 237, 692 N.W.2d 633, 02-3327.
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