"Nor is the office of a 'prokureur' a private one as it was amongst the Romans but rather a public one. So much so that in every tribunal a certain number of attorneys are found skilled in court practice, after the example of the Romans in regard to advocates, beyond whom other persons were not to assist the litigants. "
"The advocates have at their service an interpreter, otherwise called a 'procurator', so named because he keeps a record of the pleadings, acts in the prosecution of the cause in all its stages, sees that no delays take place therein, and in everything assists the advocate, who, when the case is completed by his advice, and the assistance of the attorney, further pleads and defends the cause at law, either orally or in writing."
"No-one shall in future be admitted as an advocate or an attorney to practise daily in court unless he has the necessary qualification and has obtained permission from the court to practise there and has also taken the oaths that he will show due honour, reverence and dignity, at all places, to the president and the court; and he will not act in any case which he knows to be unjust, when it appears to him so at the beginning or later on; that he will honestly and faithfully serve his clients; that he will be satisfied with the taxation of his costs by the court; that he will not cause unnecessary and improper delay; that he will make no agreement to share in the result of the actions – and generally that he will conduct himself as a good and faithful advocate or attorney."
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"(1) They shall enter into no agreements with their clients to share in the proceeds of a suit.(2) Advocates may keep their hats on when the judge is due; attorneys have to appear bareheaded.(3) Advocates shall not argue after the judge has passed a sentence.(4) They shall not run after clients for cases.(5) They shall not take more cases than they can expeditiously manage.(6) Their pleadings shall be short without unnecessary verbiage or repetitions.(7) They shall take good care not to presumptuously assert what they cannot prove.(8) They shall not take cases on condition not to receive money before the suit is gained.(9) They shall attend court whether they have cases or not."
"(1) They must be religious and honest.(2) They must serve the poor for the love of God.(3) They must not prepare documents for parties whose speech had to be interpreted to them and they could not act as attorneys."