Resolution to Adopt
the Senior Lawyers Professional and Public Service Committees
Program of Assistance To Lawyers
WHEREAS, the Philadelphia Bar Association established the Senior Lawyers Professional & Public Service Committee (the Committee) as a Standing Committee; and
WHEREAS, one of the purposes of the Committee is to assist attorneys who become disabled due to medical emergency or a representative of such infirm or deceased attorney for the temporary maintenance or conclusion of the attorneys practice; and
WHEREAS, recognizing an unmet need, the Committee has determined that a Program of Assistance to Lawyers will be of great service to those attorneys, their families, representatives and colleagues, who require assistance in the practice of the profession, due to a disability caused by medical emergency or death; and
WHEREAS, answering a call by the Committee, experienced senior lawyers have volunteered to help such a lawyer, his or her colleagues, representatives or family in a situation of professional need; and
WHEREAS, the Committee will match volunteer lawyers with those in need according to type of practice; and
WHEREAS, the Committee shall require all such volunteer attorneys to be protected by professional liability insurance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association approves the Program of Assistance to Lawyers of the Senior Lawyers Professional & Public Service Committee.
PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: JANUARY 23, 2007