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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 301 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules; No. 418 Supreme Court Rules; Doc. No. 1

[37 Pa.B. 3212]
[Saturday, July 14, 2007]

Order

Per Curiam:

   And Now, this 29th day of June, 2007, Rule 301 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules is amended to read as follows.

   To the extent that notice of proposed rulemaking would be required by Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration No. 103 or otherwise, the immediate amendment of Pa. B.A.R. 301 is hereby found to be required in the interest of justice and efficient administration. This Order shall be processed in accordance with Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration No. 103(b) and the amendment adopted hereby shall be effective September 4, 2007.

Annex A

TITLE 204.  JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS

PART IV.  ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW

CHAPTER 71.  PENNSYLVANIA BAR ADMISSION RULES

Subchapter C.  RESTRICTED PRACTICE OF LAW

IN GENERAL

Rule 301.  Admission pro hac vice.

   (a)  General rule. The provisions of Subchapter B of these rules (relating to admission to the bar generally)[,] do not apply to motions for admission pro hac vice. An attorney, barrister or advocate who is qualified to practice in the courts of another state or of [any] a foreign jurisdiction may be specially admitted to the bar of this Commonwealth for purposes limited to a particular matter. [He or she] An attorney, barrister or advocate admitted pro hac vice in a matter shall not[, however,] thereby be authorized to act as attorney of record in such matter.

   (b)  Procedure. [In the case of such applicants, the oath shall not be required and there shall be no fee. Such] The general requirements for applicants seeking admission pro hac vice are:

   (1)  Applicants shall provide such information and pay such fee to the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Board as is required by the regulations concerning pro hac vice admission that have been adopted by the IOLTA Board and approved by the Court.

   (2)  Pro hac vice admissions shall be only on motion of a member of the bar of this Commonwealth. Except as otherwise prescribed by general rule, [written notice of] such motion shall be signed by [such] the member of the bar, shall recite all relevant facts, including, if applicable, those averments required by regulations adopted by the IOLTA Board, and shall be filed with the clerk of the court in which or with the magisterial district [justice] judge before which the matter is pending at least three days prior to the [motion] appearance before the court or magisterial district judge by the attorney, barrister, or advocate seeking pro hac vice admission. Any court or magisterial district [justice] judge shall grant such a motion unless good cause for denial shall appear, which shall include failure to comply with applicable regulations promulgated by the IOLTA Board.

   (3)  The oath shall not be required.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1220. Filed for public inspection July 13, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]



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