Atlanta June 5, 2002
The Honorable Supreme Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The following order was passed:
It is ordered that Part I, Rule 1-202(d) of the Rules and Regulations for the Organization and Government of the State Bar of Georgia be amended to read as follows:
(d) Emeritus Members. Any member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia who shall have attained the age of 70 years and who shall have been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Georgia for 25 years, may retire from the State Bar upon petition to and approval by the Executive Committee. Such a retired member shall hold emeritus status and shall annually confirm in writing this emeritus status. An emeritus member of the State Bar shall not be required to pay dues or annual fees. An emeritus member of the State Bar shall not be privileged to practice law except that an emeritus member may handle pro bono cases referred by either an organized pro bono program recognized by the Pro Bono Project of the State Bar or a non-profit corporation that delivers legal services to the poor. An emeritus member may be reinstated to active membership upon application to the Executive Committee.
It is further ordered that Part I, Rule 1-208(a) be amended to read as follows:
(a) Resignation while in good standing: A member of the State Bar in good standing may, under oath, petition the Executive Committee for leave to resign from the State Bar. Upon accceptance of such petition by the Executive Committee by majority vote, such person shall not practice law in this state nor be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the State Bar in good standing unless such person complies with part (b) or (c) of this Rule.