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In re Amendment of Rule 219(A) of Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement & Rule 1.15(U) of Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

IN RE: AMENDMENT OF RULE 219(a) OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT AND RULE 1.15(u) OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

DISCIPLINARY RULES DOCKET

ORDER

PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 1st day of May, 2014, it is hereby ORDERED that Rule 219(a) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and Rule 1.15(u) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct are amended in the attached form. These amendments shall be effective for the 2014-15 annual attorney assessment and shall continue until further Order of this Court.

Pursuant to Rule 103 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration, the immediate amendment of Rule 219(a) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and Rule 1.15(u) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct is required in the interest of efficient administration.

This Order shall be processed in accordance with Rule 103(b) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration and shall be effective immediately.

Note: Material to be added has been underlined.

Material to be deleted is enclosed in brackets.

Rule 219. Periodic Assessment of Attorneys; Voluntary Inactive Status

(a) Every attorney admitted to practice law in this Commonwealth shall pay an annual fee of [$135.00] $125.00 under this rule. The annual fee shall be collected under the supervision of the Attorney Registration Office, which shall send and receive, or cause to be sent and received, the notices and forms provided for in this rule. The said fee shall be used to defray the costs of disciplinary administration and enforcement under these rules, and for such other purposes as the Board shall, with the approval of the Supreme Court, from time to time determine.

Rule 1.15. Safekeeping Property.

(u) Every attorney who is required to pay an active annual assessment under Rule 219 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement (relating to periodic assessment of attorneys; voluntary inactive status) shall pay an additional annual fee of [$25.00] $35.00 for use by the IOLTA Board. Such additional assessment shall be added to, and collected with and in the same manner as, the basic annual assessment, but the statement mailed by the Attorney Registration Office pursuant to Rule 219 shall separately identify the additional assessment imposed pursuant to this subdivision. All amounts received pursuant to this subdivision shall be credited to the IOLTA Board.


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