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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
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Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court


Rule 224
Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys

Additional Rules of Procedure

(a) Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, time limitations are directory and not jurisdictional.

(b) Except as otherwise provided, the Rules of Civil Procedure apply in disciplinary cases.

(c) In all cases where discipline is imposed or recommended, the Disciplinary Administrator shall certify to the hearing panel or the Supreme Court the costs incurred in connection with the proceedings and the hearing panel or the Court may, in the event discipline is imposed, assess against the respondent attorney the costs so certified. All costs so assessed shall be paid to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts for deposit in the bar disciplinary fee fund.

(d) Any deviation from the rules and procedures set forth herein shall not constitute a defense in a disciplinary proceeding or be grounds for dismissal of any complaint absent actual prejudice to the respondent. The respondent shall have the burden of showing any such prejudice by clear and convincing evidence.

(e) When an attorney surrenders his license, is suspended for reasons other than non-payment of registration fees under Rule 208, or is disbarred, the Clerk of the Appellate Courts shall notify the Clerks of the Supreme Courts of any other state and the Clerks of the federal courts in which it is known that the attorney is licensed to practice law of the fact that the attorney is no longer authorized to practice law in Kansas.

[History: Am. May 8, effective July 1, 1978; Previously Rule 230, Am. effective January 8, 1979; Am. effective March 1, 1988.]

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