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      Practicing Law in Kansas

      The Supreme Court has the authority to admit persons to practice as attorneys in Kansas courts, to prescribe rules for attorney conduct, and to discipline attorneys.



      Attorney admissions

      To practice law in Kansas, you must first be admitted through a process overseen by the Kansas Board of Law Examiners. 

      Kansas will offer Uniform Bar Exam July 28-29 (news release)
      Supreme Court releases guidance on bar admission examination (news release)
      Announcement on 2020 Bar Admission by Examination

      July 2020 bar exam results

      Kansas Board of Law Examiners
      Apply for the bar exam
      Transfer exam scores
      Apply for a restricted license

       

      Attorney registration

      Update address and contact information, change your nominating commission election elgibility, pay your annual registration fee or request a Certificate of Good Standing.

      Attorney registration
      Online attorney directory

       

      Attorney disciplinary system

      The Kansas attorney disciplinary system protects the public against attorney misconduct and maintains the integrity of the profession. 

      PANDEMIC ALERT: The day-to-day operations for the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a question, call 785-435-8200 or email attydisc@kscourts.org. We are not in the office full time, but some staff are in the office every day.  

      About attorney discipline
      Office of the Disciplinary Administrator
      Attorney complaint process
      Published attorney discipline cases
      Lawyers Fund for Client Protection
      Ethics and grievance committees
      Lawyer assistance committees
       

      Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

      The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program provides many different services, depending on the needs of the lawyer or bar. Services are always confidential and free. Funding comes from annual registration fees attorneys pay to practice law in Kansas.

      Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

       

      Kansas Continuing Legal Education

      Kansas attorneys are required to complete formal continuing legal education. Kansas Continuing Legal Education administers the rules, monitors each attorney's compliance, notifies attorneys of their continuing legal education status, and accredits courses and works with continuing legal education providers.

      Kansas Continuing Legal Education
       

      Juvenile court training and reporting

      As part of juvenile justice reform in 2016, the Office of Judicial Administration designated a training and reporting protocol for judges, county and district attorneys, and defense attorneys who work in juvenile court. 

      Juvenile court training protocol and reporting

       

      Pro bono or low-cost legal services

      The Kansas Supreme Court adopted Supreme Court Rule 712B to establish the process by which nonprofit legal service providers or law school clinics can be approved to use retired, inactive, or single-employer attorneys to provide pro bono services, and to identify the requiremetns and authorization process for attorneys who wish to provide these services. 

      About pro bono or low-cost legal services

       

      Select a bank for a lawyer trust account

      Attorneys must hold funds that are the property of clients or third persons in a separate Kansas bank account.

      Supreme Court Rule 226 1.15: Client-Lawyer Relationship: Safekeeping Property

      Banks approved for lawyer trust accounts



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