Proposed Changes to Annual Attorney Registration

The Disciplinary Board has proposed amending the Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement to shorten the times for penalties after the annual due date for attorney registration.

Attorney registrations are due July 1, and a nonwaivable penalty is imposed for registrations not received by July 31, with an additional penalty imposed on attorneys who fail to register by August 31.

Noting that on-line registration has made it easier for attorneys to comply with the annual registration deadline, and that attorneys are sent reminders by email, the Board has proposed moving up the late registration dates from July 31 to July 16, and from August 31 to August 1.

Comments may be submitted by November 26, 2018.

“Proposed Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement Relating to Annual Registration of Attorneys,” 48 Pa.B. 6784 (10/27/2018).

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