SUPREME COUNCIL OF REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                            
                           RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
                 ON THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE                                 
        REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA LAW ON THE OFFICE OF NOTARY                       
                                                                                
     The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania resolves:                 
                                                                                
     1. To  establish that  the Republic  of Lithuania Law on the               
Office of Notary shall enter into force on 1 December 1992. Since               
the day this Law enters into force, the Republic of Lithuania Law               
on the  Office of  Notary which was adopted on 26 June 1974 shall               
become invalid  with the  exception of parts 4 and 5 of Article 3               
and Article 16, which shall remain valid until 1 March 1993.                    
     To commission  the Ministry  of Justice  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania to control notarial acts performed by officials.                      
                                                                                
     2. To  establish that senior state notaries, deputy notaries               
and state  notaries who  have been  working as  such prior to the               
entry into  force of  this Law  shall continue  to  exercise  the               
powers of notary in accordance with this Law.                                   
                                                                                
     3. To  commission the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of               
Lithuania to carry out the following duties by 15 October 1992:                 
     1) to  establish the  number of  notaries, as  well as their               
principal offices and the territories of the activity;                          
     2)  to   approve  the  fees  charged  by  notaries  for  the               
performance of notarial acts and legal and technical services.                  
                                                                                
     4. To commission the Government of the Republic of Lithuania               
to settle  the issue  concerning permits  for town  and  regional               
boards to  rent premises  for notary  bureaus which  are  in  the               
balance of local governments without competition.                               
                                                                                
     5.To commission the Ministries of Finance and Justice of the               
Republic of  Lithuania to,  within one  month,  make  suggestions               
concerning the  procedure for  declaration of  income received by               
notaries.                                                                       
                                                                                
     6. To establish that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic               
of Lithuania  shall call  the  first  meeting  of  the  House  of               
Notaries within  three months  from the  entry into force of this               
Law.                                                                            
                                                                                
     7. To  obligate the  General Directorate  of the  Lithuanian               
archives under  the Government  of the  Republic of  Lithuania to               
take over the archives of state notary offices.                                 
                                                                                
     8. This  Resolution shall  enter into  force from the day of               
its adoption.                                                                   
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
17 September 1992                                                               
No.I-2896