Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure Back to Outline
(Tex. R. Disciplinary P., reprinted in Tex. Govt Code Ann,. tit. 2, subtit. G app. (Vernon Supp. 1995)
A petition for reinstatement shall be verified and shall set forth all the following information:
A. The name, age, and residential address of the petitioner.
B. The offenses, misconduct, or convictions upon which the disbarment or resignation was based.
C. The name of the body or entity where the Disciplinary Proceeding or Disciplinary Action was adjudicated and the identity of the Committee before whom the Just Cause hearing was held, if any.
D. A statement that the petitioner has made restitution to all persons, if any, naming them and their current addresses, who may have suffered financial loss by reason of the offenses, misconduct, or Serious Crimes for which the petitioner was disbarred or resigned, and that the petitioner has paid all costs and fines assessed in connection with the Disciplinary Proceeding or Disciplinary Action that resulted in his or her disbarment or resignation.
E. A statement that at the time of the filing of the petition the petitioner is of good moral character, possesses the mental and emotional fitness to practice law, and during the five years immediately preceding the filing of the petition, has been living a life of exemplary conduct.
F. A statement that the petitioner has recently read and understands the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct; that he or she has recently read and understands the Texas Lawyer’s Creed — A Mandate For Professionalism; that he or she has a current knowledge of the law; and that the public and profession will be served by the petitioner’s reinstatement.
G. A listing of the petitioner’s occupations from the date of disbarment or resignation, including the names and current addresses of all partners, associates, and employers, if any, and the dates and duration of all such relationships and employment.
H. A statement listing all residences maintained from the date of disbarment or resignation, and the current names and addresses of all landlords.
I. A statement of the dates, cause numbers, courts, and the general nature of all civil actions in which the petitioner was a party or in which he or she claimed an interest, and that were pending at any time from the date of disbarment or resignation.
J. A statement of the dates, cause numbers, courts, the general nature and disposition of all matters pending at any time from the date of disbarment or resignation and involving the prosecution of the petitioner for any crime, felony, or misdemeanor, together with the names and current addresses of all complaining persons in each such matter.
K. A statement whether any application for a license requiring proof of good moral character for its procurement was filed at any time after the disbarment or resignation and, for each application, the name and address of the licensing authority and the disposition of the application.
L. A statement explaining any proceeding after the date of disbarment or resignation concerning the petitioner’s standing as a member of any profession or organization or holder of any license or office that involved censure, removal, suspension of license, revocation of any license, or discipline of the petitioner and the disposition thereof, and the name and address of each authority in possession of the records.
M. A statement whether any allegations or charges, formal or informal, of fraud were made or claimed against the petitioner at any time after the disbarment or resignation and the names and current addresses of the persons or entities making such allegations or charges.
The petitioner has a duty to amend and keep current all information in the petition until the petition has been heard and determined by the trial court.
Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. § 11.02, (Texas Center for Legal Ethics, 2023) from https://legalethicstexas.com/resources/rules/texas-rules-of-disciplinary-procedure/petition-for-reinstatement/ (last visited Jan 30, 2023)