WHEREAS, the Philadelphia Bar Association has for many years engaged counsel in Harrisburg to aid the Association's legislative program; and
WHEREAS, the Philadelphia Bar Association has acknowledged the importance of expanding these legislative efforts by providing for a closer working relationship with governmental officials — elected and appointed — in the City of Philadelphia.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Governors directs the Officers and the Executive Director to enter into discussions with individuals or firms to provide governmental relations services at the local level;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Officers and the Executive Director are directed to conclude an agreement at fees consistent with amounts available in the fiscal year 2008 budget;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that future agreements, if warranted, shall be considered and included in future Association budgets.
PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS