By Order dated February 15, 2019, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania amended Rule 208 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement to establish the assessment of a monthly penalty for unpaid taxed expenses and administrative fees.
Rule 208(g)(5) is adopted to encourage satisfaction of outstanding obligations to the Disciplinary Board. Failure to pay taxed expenses and/or administrative fees within 30 days shall result in the assessment of a penalty, levied monthly at the rate of 0.8% of the unpaid principal balance. For good cause shown, the Disciplinary Board may reduce or waive the penalty assessment.
The new rule takes effect March 17, 2019.