Prudential Discovery Select Group Variable Contract

 April 23, 1999
Board of Directors
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
751 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Ladies and Gentlemen:

        We hereby consent to the reference to our name the caption "Legal
Matters" in the Statement of Additional Information filed as part of
Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 to the registration statement on Form N-4 for The
Prudential Discovery Select Group Variable Contract Account (File No.
333-23271). In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are in the category
of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act of
1933.

                                   Very truly yours,

                                   SHEA & GARDNER

                                   By: /s/ CHRISTOPHER E. PALMER
                                      ---------------------------
                                           Christopher E. Palmer 

Basic Info X:

Name: Prudential Discovery Select Group Variable Contract
Type: Prudential Discovery Select Group Variable Contract
Date: April 29, 1999
Company: PRUDENTIAL DISCOVERY SELECT GROUP VARIABLE CONTRACT ACCT
State: New York

Other info:

Date:

  • April 23 , 1999

Organization:

  • Board of Directors
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Prudential Discovery Select Group Variable Contract Account
  • SHEA & GARDNER

Location:

  • Newark

Person:

  • Christopher E. Palmer