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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org


Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Rule 715
Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Effect of Commission of Felony Crime

(a) Any person who, as an adult or juvenile, has been found guilty by plea or by trial of any felony crime, whether sentence was imposed or not, or who participated in a pretrial diversion or similar program for a felony crime is not eligible to apply for admission to the bar of the State of Kansas until five years after the date of successful completion of any sentence, period of probation or parole, or term of pretrial diversion. A felony crime includes any crime which is punishable by incarceration for more than one year or any crime which is designated as a felony by the State of Kansas, the United States of America, any state, or any United States territory.

(b) Any person who, as an adult or juvenile, has been found guilty, by plea or by trial of any felony crime, or who has participated in a pretrial diversion or similar program for a felony crime, shall show affirmatively, in addition to the other requirements of the application, that:

(1) Any sentence, period of probation, or term of pre-trial diversion was completed at least five years prior to the date of the application;

(2) The circumstances which led to the commission of the offense have changed;

(3) Full restitution has been paid;

(4) All special conditions imposed have been fulfilled;

(5) The applicant’s civil rights have been restored; and

(6) The applicant meets all qualifications for character and fitness pursuant to Rule 707.

[History: New Rule effective July 1, 2009.]

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