RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRO BONO TASK FORCE TO SUPPORT LEADERSHIP OF THE PHILADELPHIA BAR FOUNDATION

WHEREAS, in December 2001, Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Allan Gordon empanelled a Pro Bono Task Force to comprehensively evaluate the need for, and the delivery of, pro bono legal services to the needy, disadvantaged and disenfranchised in Philadelphia;

WHEREAS, the Pro Bono Task Force, after extensive research and investigation, submitted a Report, including Findings and Recommendations ("the Report") to the Board of Governors on June 27, 2002;

WHEREAS, the Board of Governors, after discussion and upon oral motion made and duly seconded, accepted the Report for comment and study;

WHEREAS, the Pro Bono Task Force recommended that the Philadelphia Bar Foundation expand its role in providing financial resources and coordinating legal resources to support legal services as well as improving the Bar Foundation Fellowship program;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Philadelphia Bar Association supports the leadership of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and supports their implementation strategies as outlined in Exhibit A.

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: September 26, 2002