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In re Amendment of Rule 214 of Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

March 4, 2014

IN RE: AMENDMENT OF RULE 214 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT

DISCIPLINARY RULES DOCKET

ORDER

PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 4th day of March, 2014, upon the recommendation of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; the proposal having been submitted without publication in the interests of justice pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3):

IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Rule 214 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement is amended in the attached form.

This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and shall be effective in 30 days.

Additions to the rule are in bold and underlined.

Rule 214. Attorneys convicted of crimes.

(h) As used in this rule, the term "crime" means an offense that is punishable by imprisonment in the jurisdiction of conviction, whether or not a sentence of imprisonment is actually imposed. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision (h), the term "crime" shall include criminal contempt, whether direct or indirect, and without regard to the sentence that may be imposed or that is actually imposed. It does not include parking violations or summary offenses, both traffic and non-traffic, unless a term of imprisonment is actually imposed.


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