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.
Rule XVI (Probationary Licenses).
since September 4, 2003