WHEREAS, on June 17, 1998, the Court promulgated amendments to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX, entitled "Limited Participation of Law Students in Trial Work" (hereinafter referred to as the "Student Practice Rule"); and

WHEREAS, in consideration of a request for reconsideration and a stay filed by two law schools, the Court on June 30, 1998, amended Section 5 of the Student Practice Rule and suspended implementation of Section 10; and

WHEREAS, the Court then asked the law schools to file briefs concerning the suspended section of the rule; and

WHEREAS, the law school briefs were forwarded to four organizations for response; and

WHEREAS, the Court subsequently reviewed the original and responsive briefs, and also considered additional changes to the Student Practice Rule; and

WHEREAS, after this review, the Court decided the promulgation of additional amendments to the Student Practice Rule will effect advisable changes.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Court hereby amends and reenacts Rule XX of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The amendments have been promulgated pursuant to Article V, Sections 1 and 5 of the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, and the inherent power of this Court. The amendments shall become effective on April 15, 1999. The amendments shall not impact or apply to any cases, and/or the representation of any clients, in which the representation commenced prior to the effective date of the amendments.

New Orleans, Louisiana, this ________ day of March, 1999.


______________________________________ Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., Chief Justice

CALOGERO, C.J., Concurs with reasons.

LEMMON, J., Concurs in part and dissents in part, with reasons.

VICTORY, J., Concurs in part and dissents in part, with reasons .

TRAYLOR, J., Concurs in part and dissents in part, with reasons .

JOHNSON, J., Dissents, with reasons .