Title 204—JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART V. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONDUCT
[ 204 PA. CODE CH. 83 ]
Amendment of Rule 205 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement; No. 85; Disciplinary Rules
[40 Pa.B. 513]
[Saturday, January 23, 2010]
And Now, this 6th day of January, 2010, It Is Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Rule 205 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement is amended as follows.
To the extent that prior distribution and publication of these amendments would otherwise be required, it has been determined that immediate promulgation of the amendment is required in the interests of justice and efficient administration, pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3).
This Order shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and shall be effective immediately.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
TITLE 204. JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART V. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONTUCT
Subpart B. DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 83. PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF DISCIPLIANRY ENFORCEMENT
Subchapter B. MISCONDUCT
Rule 205. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
(a) The Supreme Court shall appoint a board to be known as ''The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania'' which shall be composed of [twelve] eleven members of the Bar of this Commonwealth and two non-lawyer electors. One of the members shall be designated by the Court as Chair and another as Vice-Chair.
(b) The regular terms of members of the Board shall be for three years, and no member shall serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms. Except when acting under paragraph (c)(5), (7), (8) and (9) of this rule, the Board shall act only with the concurrence of not less than the lesser of:
(i) seven members, or
(ii) a majority of the members in office who are not disqualified from participating in the matter or proceeding.
Seven members shall constitute a quorum. The presence of members who are disqualified from participating in one or more matters to be considered at a meeting shall nonetheless be counted for purposes of determining the existence of a quorum for the consideration of all matters on the agenda.
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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-138. Filed for public inspection January 22, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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