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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1668




[ 204 PA. CODE CH. 71 ]

Order Amending Rules 341 and 342 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules; No. 807 Supreme Court Rules Doc.

[49 Pa.B. 6705]
[Saturday, November 9, 2019]


Per Curiam

And Now, this 25th day of October, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Board of Law Examiners, the proposal having been submitted without publication in the interests of justice and efficient administration pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3):

It Is Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Rule 341 and Rule 342 of the Bar Admission Rules are amended in the following forms.

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

Annex A






Rule 341. Licensing of foreign legal consultants.

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 (b) Application. An applicant under this rule shall file with the Board an application in the form prescribed by the Board, which shall be accompanied by:

 (1) a certificate from the professional body or public authority in the foreign country having final jurisdiction over professional discipline, certifying as to the applicant's admission to practice and the date thereof, and as to his or her good standing as such attorney or counselor at law or the equivalent;

 (2) a letter of recommendation from one of the members of the executive body of such professional body or public authority or from one of the judges of the highest law court or court of original jurisdiction of the foreign country;

 (3) a duly authenticated English translation of the certificate and the letter if, in either case, it is not in English;

 (4) a statement indicating his or her understanding of, and commitment to observe, the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Enforcement Rules to the extent applicable to the legal services authorized under Rule 342;

 (5) appropriate evidence of professional liability insurance, in such amount as the Board may prescribe, to assure his or her proper professional conduct and responsibility;

 (6) such other evidence as to the applicant's educational and professional qualifications, good moral character and general fitness, and compliance with the requirements of Subdivision (a) of this Rule as the Board may require;

 (7) a written statement agreeing to notify the [Secretary of the] Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania of any change in the applicant's good standing as a member of the foreign legal profession referred to in Subdivision (a)(1) of this Rule and of any final action of the professional body or public authority referred to in Subdivision (b)(1) of this Rule imposing any disciplinary censure, suspension, or other sanction upon such person; and

 (8) a duly acknowledged instrument, in writing, setting forth his or her address in this Commonwealth and designating the [Secretary] Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court as his or her agent upon whom process may be served, with like effect as if served personally upon him or her, in any action or proceeding thereafter brought against him or her and arising out of or based upon any legal services rendered or offered to be rendered by him or her within or to residents of this Commonwealth, whenever after due diligence service cannot be made upon him or her at such address or at such new address in this Commonwealth as he or she shall have furnished in the last registration statement filed by him or her in accordance with Enforcement Rule 219(d) (relating to periodic assessment of attorneys), or which has been filed in the Administrative Office by means of a duly acknowledged supplemental instrument in writing.

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Rule 342. Practice by foreign legal consultants.

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 (d) Service of process. Service of process on the [Secretary] Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, pursuant to the designation filed under Rule 341(b)(8), shall be made by personally delivering to [and leaving with the Secretary, or with] the Executive Director, or a deputy or assistant authorized by him or her to receive such service, at his or her office, duplicate copies of such process together with a fee as set by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court. Service of process shall be complete when the [Secretary] Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board has been so served. The [Secretary] Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board shall promptly send one of such copies to the foreign legal consultant to whom the process is directed, by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the foreign legal consultant at the address specified by him or her as provided in Rule 341(b)(8).

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1668. Filed for public inspection November 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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