ELC 13.9 - Costs and ExpensesComments for ELC 13.9 must be received no later than April 30, 2008.
GR 9 COVER SHEET
Submitted by the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association
Purpose: Rule 13.9 of the Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC) provides for the assessment of the costs and expenses of the Washington State Bar Association (Association) against any lawyer who is sanctioned or admonished. ELC 13.9 defines “expenses” as a reasonable charge for attorney fees and administrative costs equal to the actual expenses incurred by the Association, but in any case not less than a minimum amount based on the level at which discipline is imposed. These minimum amounts were last adjusted in 2002 with the adoption of the ELC. This proposal is intended as a periodic update of those minimum figures. This proposal raises the minimum expense figures as follows:
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