There is a formal application and certification that an applicant, or his attorney, must complete. The application is submitted to the applicant’s local association for review. The local association may forward the application to the Texas REALTORS® Legal Review Committee recommending that the application be approved, or it may deny the application and return it to the applicant. The Legal Review Committee, in turn, makes a recommendation to the Texas REALTORS® Board of Directors either to approve or deny the application. Probably, the most crucial requirement to satisfy in the application process is that the case must be of significance to REALTORS® as a class or the real estate industry as a whole.