RULES OF COURTSTATE SUPREME COURT
November 2, 2006
|IN THE MATTER OF THE
ADOPTION OF NEW APR 26
The Washington State Bar Association having recommended
the adoption of the proposed New APR 26, and the Court having
determined that the proposed rule will aid in the prompt and
orderly administration of justice and further determined that
an emergency exists which necessitates an early adoption;
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the New APR 26 as attached hereto is adopted.
(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9
(j)(1), the New APR 26 will be published expeditiously and
become effective July 1, 2007.
DATED at Olympia, Washington this 2nd day of November,
|| Alexander, C.J.
| C. Johnson, J.
|| Chambers, J.
|| Owens, J.
|| Fairhurst, J.
| Bridge, J.
|| J. M. Johnson, J.
ADMISSION TO PRACTICE RULES (APR)
APR 26 INSURANCE DISCLOSURE
(a) Each active member of the Bar Association shall
certify annually in a form approved by the Board of Governors
by the date specified by the form (1) whether the lawyer is
engaged in the private practice of law; (2) if engaged in the
private practice of law, whether the lawyer is currently
covered by professional liability insurance; (3) whether the
lawyer intends to maintain insurance during the period of time
the lawyer is engaged in the private practice of law; and (4)
whether the lawyer is engaged in the practice of law as a
full-time government lawyer or is counsel employed by an
organizational client and does not represent clients outside
that capacity. Each lawyer admitted to the active practice of
law who reports being covered by professional liability
insurance shall notify the Bar Association in writing within
30 days if the insurance policy providing coverage lapses, is
no longer in effect or terminates for any reason.
(b) The information submitted pursuant to this rule will
be made available to the public by such means as may be
designated by the Board of Governors, which may include
publication on the website maintained by the Bar Association.
(c) Any lawyer admitted to the active practice of law who
fails to comply with this rule by the date specified in
section (a) may be ordered suspended from the practice of law
by the Supreme Court until such time as the lawyer complies.
Supplying false information in response to this rule shall
subject the lawyer to appropriate disciplinary action.
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