South Carolina Archives
Petitions to Practice Law,
CREATOR: Court of Equity (Charleston
TITLE: Petitions to practice law
VOLUME: 0.33 cubic ft.
ARRANGEMENT: Series arranged chronologically. For indexing
purposes, the petitions have been assigned numbers.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE: S.C. Statute 1796(5)289 required
applicants wishing to practice law to submit their petitions of
admittance to the courts at Columbia or Charleston while they were in
session. Upon approval of a candidate's qualifications, he would be
examined by a competent number of the bar presided over by at least two
justices and, after passing the examination, be admitted to the bar.
SUMMARY SCOPE NOTE: This series consists of eight petitions
addressed to the justices of the Charleston District Court of Equity.
They state the applicant's educational and professional background, bear
signed testimonials to the petitioner's character, and have certified
statements attesting to the candidate's educational qualifications. The
petitions contain a signed and dated notation by a court justice as to
when the petitions were accepted.
INDEX/FINDING AID: The names of the applicants and of the persons
offering testimonials in their behalf are indexed in the repository's
On-line Combined Index to Multiple Record Series, 1675-1929, and in the
Combined Alphabetical Index produced by the repository on computer
output microfilm (COM) in 1991. In the computer output microfilm index
this series is represented by the alpha-numeric code B1AE 004.
ADDITIONAL FORM: The entire series has been digitized. The
digital images are linked to index hits from the On-line Records Index
on the repository's website.
HIERARCHICAL NOTE: Forms part of the records of the Court of
Equity for Charleston District.