Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Centennial View of Robert H. Jackson's Admission to the Bar

Robert H. Jackson, 1937 (LC)
John Q. Barrett, St. John’s Law, has sent word to The Jackson List, that documents relating to Robert H. are now accessible on the website of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY, “in this centennial anniversary of Jackson’s admission to law practice.”  The documents were recently released by New York’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department.  Barrett identifies the documents as:
Jackson’s admission to the bar,
  • the New York State Board of Law Examiners’ certification that Jackson had passed its bar examination (Oct. 15, 1913);
  • Jackson’s character statement (Nov. 13, 1913);
  • Ben Dean’s affidavit regarding Jackson’s character and fitness to practice (Nov. 13, 1913);
  • Frank Mott’s affidavit regarding Jackson’s character and fitness to practice (Nov. 14, 1913);
  • the Appellate Division’s order admitting Jackson to practice (Nov. 24, 1913); and
  • Jackson’s signature on the Court’s Roll of Attorneys (Nov. 24, 1913).
Barrett adds, "I encourage you to click into the documents and explore them—they are interesting as historical records, and of course as Jackson artifacts."