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In re Amendment of Rules 501

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

December 9, 2019

IN RE: AMENDMENT OF RULES 501, 503, 504, 512, 514, 521, AND 531 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT

         DISCIPLINARY RULES DOCKET

          ORDER

          PER CURIAM.

         AND NOW, this 9th day of December, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security; the proposal having been published for public comment at 49 Pa.B. 4542 (August 17, 2019):

         It is Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Rules 501, 503, 504, 512, 514, 521, and 531 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement are 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 shown in bold and are underlined.

         Deletions from the rule are shown in bold and brackets.

         PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT SUBCHAPTER E. PENNSYLVANIA LAWYERS FUND FOR CLIENT SECURITY

         GENERAL PROVISIONS

         Rule 501. Definitions

         The following words and phrases, when used in this subchapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning given to them in this section:

         "Board." The Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board of Trustees.

         …

         Rule 503. Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board

(a) General Rule. The Supreme Court shall appoint a board to be known as the
"Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board of Trustees" (the "Board") which shall consist of five members of the bar of this Commonwealth and two non-lawyer public members. One of the members shall be designated by the Court as Chair and another as Vice-Chair. A majority of the members of the Board shall designate a member of the Board to act as Treasurer.
(d) Powers. The Board shall have the power ...

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