Resolution Adopting Suggested Revisions to Proposed Amendments to
Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 and Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 221

WHEREAS, on June 10, 2006, the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania published a notice of proposed rule-making regarding revisions to Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 and Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 221, to which the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, with this Board's approval, filed written comments by letter dated June 26, 2006;

WHEREAS, on January 27, 2007 the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in response to comments provided by the Philadelphia Bar Association and other Bar Associations and individual members of the Bar, published revised proposed amendments to Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 and Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 221 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (37 Pa. B.394) (hereinafter referred to as the "Proposed Rules");

WHEREAS, comments on the Disciplinary Board's new Proposed Rules must be made on or before March 1, 2007;

WHEREAS, in light of the potential impact of the Proposed Rules on probate lawyers throughout the Commonwealth, the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association carefully reviewed the Proposed Rules in conjunction with the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association;

WHEREAS, the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association has now filed written recommended changes to the Proposed Rules (a copy of which is attached) which recommendations are intended to clarify the obligations imposed by those Proposed Rules on lawyers serving as fiduciaries in the Commonwealth to ensure that they do not conflict with substantive fiduciary law;

WHEREAS, the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar (i) believes that amendments to the Proposed Rules are critical to the Bar, (ii) agrees with the Allegheny County Bar Association's suggested changes to the Proposed Rules, and (iii) urges this Association join in the Allegheny County Bar's response.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Philadelphia Bar Association supports the adoption of the proposed changes to the Proposed Rules attached hereto as stated by the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, as supported by the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chancellor is hereby authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to effectuate this Resolution.

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: FEBRUARY 22, 2007