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to review by certiorari, and any other order which the Court may direct to be kept.


The Clerk, under the direction of the Court, shall prepare a calendar for each session of the Court.


(a) Temporary Withdrawal: The attorney of record for either party, or a party not represented by an attorney, may, except where the Court otherwise directs, temporarily withdraw papers and exhibits on file in the Clerk's office for a period not to exceed 30 days; provided that, upon notice from the Clerk, the attorney or party may be required to return such papers and exhibits before the expiration of the 30-day period. The attorney or party withdrawing such papers and exhibits shall be required to sign and leave with the Clerk a proper receipt describing the papers and exhibits so withdrawn.

(b) Withdrawal for Trial: With the approval of the Commissioner to whom the case is assigned, the reporter engaged to transcribe the evidence may temporarily withdraw all papers and exhibits for use during any trial session. Upon the withdrawal of papers and exhibits for trial the reporter shall sign a blanket receipt for such papers and exhibits which shall remain in his custody until returned to the Clerk's office.

(c) Permanent Withdrawal: No papers or exhibits shall be permanently withdrawn from the Clerk's office except on motion for good cause shown and upon such terms as the Court, the Chief Judge, or a Judge may order.


Petitions, exceptions, briefs and other papers required by these rules to be printed shall be in such form and size that they can be conveniently bound together so as to make an ordinary octavo volume, having pages about 6% by 94 inches. They shall be

printed in clear type (never smaller than small pica or 11-point type) on unglazed paper with the style and number of the case prefixed and the paging in large distinct type in the upper corner of the page. The attorneys for the parties shall see that the paging of their exceptions, briefs, and other papers required to be printed follow the paging of that part of the record already printed.



Any person of good moral character who is a citizen of the United States or of any territory or possession thereof and who has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States or the highest court of any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and is in good standing therein, may be admitted to practice as an attorney in this Court by either of the following methods:

(a) Oral Motion: Upon oral motion made in open court by a member of the bar of this Court or, if the Court is not in session, before the Chief Judge or the senior Judge present, upon taking the following oath:


do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and that I will demean myself in an upright manner as an attorney of this Court, so help me God.

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(b) Verified Application: Upon his verified application in writing showing that he is possessed of the qualifications described above, accompanied by (1) a certificate of a judge, or of the clerk of any of the courts specified above, that he is a member of the bar of such court and is in good standing therein; (2) two letters or signed statements of members of the bar of this Court or of the Supreme Court of the United States, not related to the applicant, stating that the applicant is personally known to them, that he possesses all the qualifications required for admission to the bar of this Court, that they have examined his application, and that they affirm that his personal and professional character and standing are good; and (3) an oath in the form prescribed above, signed by the applicant and administered by an officer authorized to administer oaths in the State, Territory, or District of Columbia, where the oath is administered.

(c) Fees for Admission: Prior to the making of a motion as prescribed in subparagraph (a), or upon presenting an application as prescribed in subparagraph (b), the applicant for admission shall pay to the Clerk a fee of $5, except that where the applicant is an attorney representing the United States before this Court payment of such fee is not required.

(d) Admission of Foreign Attorneys: An attorney, barrister, or advocate who is qualified to practice in the highest court of any foreign state which extends a like privilege to members of the bar of this Court, may be specially admitted for purposes limited to a particular case. He shall not, however, be authorized to act as attorney of record. In the case of such applicants, the oath shall not be required and there shall be no fee. Such admission shall be only on motion of a member of the bar of this Court, notice of which signed by such member and reciting all relevant facts shall be filed with the Clerk at least 3 days prior to the motion.


Where it is shown to the Court that any member of its bar has been disbarred from practice in the Supreme Court of the United States or in any other Federal court, or in any court of record of any State or Territory, or has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the bar of this Court, he shall be forthwith suspended from practice before this Court; and unless, upon notice mailed to him at the address shown in the Clerk's records and to the clerk of any of the courts mentioned in which he shall have been disbarred, he shows good cause to the contrary within 30 days, he shall be disbarred.


The attorney of record or the plaintiff, if he appears in person, on appearing in a suit shall register with the Clerk of the Court a post-office address to which all notices required by these rules or ordered by the Court may be sent.

There shall be but one attorney of record for a party in any case at any one time, and such attorney of record shall be an individual and not a firm. Any other attorneys assisting the attorney of record shall be designated as of counsel.


(a) A plaintiff may on motion change his attorney at any time. The motion shall be signed by the plaintiff in person. If the consent of the previous attorney of record is annexed to or endorsed on the motion, the motion shall be allowed as of course. When the motion is not thus shown to have the consent of the previous attorney, he shall be notified of the filing of the motion, and shall have 10 days to show cause why the motion should not be allowed.

(b) If the attorney of record dies, a suggestion of his death shall be made and a motion to substitute another attorney of this Court may be made by plaintiff.

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