An attorney (former attorney) may request the computation of all amounts owed to the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security in accordance with Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 531.
The request for this information must be made in writing, must include the attorney’s full name, current mailing address and Pennsylvania attorney ID number. A request for this information may be mailed, faxed or requested by email.
The Fund does not require the obligation to be paid in full in a lump sum payment. The Fund will accept periodic payments. The preferred method of payment is cashier’s check or money order. Payments made by personal check will not be credited towards the attorney’s (former attorney’s) account until confirmation is received that the check has cleared. The Fund does not accept credit card or cash payments.
The Board does not have the authority to compromise the obligation owed to the Fund in accordance with Rule 531. It is the position of the Board that the obligation owed to the Fund under Rule 531 is imposed by a rule promulgated by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and only the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania may modify a Court Rule, absent explicit authority in the Court Rule to the contrary.