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

Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Rule 702
Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys


(a) The Board and the Review Committee shall maintain such records as are generated in the course of accepting and processing applications for admission to the bar and results of taking the bar examination. The following records, and no others, shall be maintained as public records:

(1) With respect to application for admission to the bar, the name, address, and educational achievement of each applicant.

(2) With respect to each written examination required for admission to the bar:

(i) The names and addresses of persons who passed the examination and have met all the requirements for admission to the bar.

(ii) Such statistical summaries as may be specifically authorized by the Supreme Court.

(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, all other information provided by or obtained with respect to an applicant, including examination results, shall be deemed confidential and privileged communications, and as such shall not be released to any person or agency.

(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing restrictions, applications and other information required incident to an application for admission to the bar may be released to:

(1) the National Conference of Bar Examiners and to the bar admissions authority of any United States jurisdiction where the applicant has applied for admission to the practice of law, provided the applicant shall have made written request for such release and the receiving authority has agreed not to give the information to the applicant;

(2) the Attorney General of Kansas, the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, and the Clerk of the Appellate Courts, for purposes of investigations and hearings as to moral and educational qualifications, for disciplinary purposes, or for administrations of bar examinations; and

(3) such other parties and in such instances as shall be provided by order of the Supreme Court.

[History: New Rule effective July 1, 2009; Am. effective February 3, 2014.]

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