Every attorney admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania will be required to electronically file their annual registration form beginning with the 2016-2017 assessment year. An exemption to file in paper form may be granted for good cause shown. Payment of the annual $125 fee shall be made in one of two ways: 1) electronically by credit or debit card at the time of electronic registration, or 2) by check or money order using a printable, mail-in voucher. No later than May 15 of each year the Attorney Registration Office will transmit its annual notice to all attorneys by e-mail instructing them to register electronically by July 1. Failure to receive this notice shall not excuse the filing of the annual fee form or payment of the annual fee.
These changes are part of amendments to Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 219. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order approving the changes was issued April 12, 2016, and is effective 30 days thereafter.