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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
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Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org

Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court


Rule 205
Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys

Disciplinary Administrator

(a) A Disciplinary Administrator shall be appointed by the Supreme Court and shall serve at the pleasure of the Court. The Disciplinary Administrator and his or her staff shall receive such salaries as may be determined by the Court and be reimbursed for actual travel and other expenses incidental to their duties from the funds collected under the provisions of Rule 208. The Disciplinary Administrator shall annually file with the Supreme Court a report of receipts and expenditures. The Disciplinary Administrator shall be a member of the bar of the State of Kansas.

(b) Neither the Disciplinary Administrator nor any member of the staff shall be permitted to engage in private practice except that the Supreme Court may fix a reasonable period of transition after appointment.

(c) The Disciplinary Administrator shall have the power and duty:
(1) To employ and supervise staff needed for the performance of his or her duties, subject to approval by the Supreme Court.
(2) To investigate or cause to be investigated all matters involving possible misconduct, whether called to his or her attention by complaint or otherwise.
(3) To present all matters involving alleged misconduct to the review committee, except as otherwise provided by Rule 209.
(4) To file with the Supreme Court certificates of conviction of attorneys for crimes, diversion agreements, and civil judgments.
(5) To maintain permanent records of all matters processed and the disposition thereof. Any records relating to complaints terminated by dismissal may be disposed of after five years from such dismissal.
(6) To prepare for and prosecute all disciplinary proceedings instituted to determine misconduct of attorneys before hearing panels, the Board, and the Supreme Court.
(7) To appear at hearings conducted with respect to petitions for reinstatement of suspended, inactive, or disbarred attorneys; to cross-examine witnesses testifying in support of the petitions and to present any available evidence in opposition thereto.
(8) To perform investigative and prosecutorial services as needed for the Kansas Board of Law Examiners.
(9) To perform such other duties as may be directed by the Supreme Court.

[History: Am. effective January 8, 1979; Am. effective July 1, 1982; Am. effective March 1, 1988.]

See also: Rule 1001 - Electronic and Photographic Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings