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Title 204--JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART IV. ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW

[204 PA. CODE CH. 71]

Amendment of Rule 201 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules; No. 389 Supreme Court Rules; Doc. No. 1

[36 Pa.B. 1642]

Order

Per Curiam:

   And Now, this 21st day of March, 2006, Rule 201 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules is amended to read as follows.

   This Order shall be processed in accordance with Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration No. 103(b) and the amendment adopted hereby shall be effective immediately.

   Madame Justice Baldwin did not participate in the decision of this matter.

Annex A

TITLE 204. JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART IV. ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW

CHAPTER 71. PENNSYLVANIA BAR ADMISSION RULES

Subchapter B. ADMISSION TO THE BAR GENERALLY

IN GENERAL

Rule 201. Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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   (c)  Changes in status under Enforcement Rules. An attorney admitted to the bar or issued a limited license to practice law as an in-house corporate counsel, military attorney, or foreign legal consultant:

   (1)  may be disbarred, suspended or transferred to inactive status and may be readmitted or otherwise reinstated pursuant to the Enforcement Rules [administered by The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.];

   (2)  may have such admission to the bar or limited license to practice law revoked or another appropriate sanction imposed pursuant to the Enforcement Rules when the attorney made a material misrepresentation of fact or deliberately failed to disclose a material fact in connection with an application submitted under these rules that is not discovered prior to the attorney being admitted to the bar or issued a limited license to practice law.

   (d)  Certification of good standing. Upon written request and the payment of a fee of $25.00 the Prothonotary shall issue a certificate of good standing to any member of the bar of this Commonwealth or limited licensed attorney entitled thereto. The certificate shall be one appropriate for admission to the bar of the federal courts and other state courts. A certificate of good standing shall not be issued to a member of the bar of this Commonwealth or limited licensed attorney who currently is the subject of:

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   (3)  a petition for transfer to inactive status pursuant to Enforcement Rule 301 (relating to proceedings where an attorney is declared to be incompetent or is alleged to be incapacitated).

   Official Note:

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   If a person's admission to practice law or limited license to practice law as an in-house corporate counsel or foreign legal consultant is revoked for a material misrepresentation or omission, the person will be required to reapply de novo. Any such persons who are seeking admission to practice law must meet all of the requirements for admission to the bar, including the taking and passing of the current bar examination if more than three years have passed since the prior certificate recommending the person's admission to the bar was issued by the Board. At the time of reapplication, the Board will make a determination as to the applicant's character and fitness to practice law, taking into account all of the existing character issues, including the prior misrepresentation or omission.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-563. Filed for public inspection April 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]



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