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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 DISCIPLINE OF ATTORNEYS

Rule 218
Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys

NOTICE TO CLIENTS, OPPOSING COUNSEL, AND COURTS OF RECORD FOLLOWING SUSPENSION, DISBARMENT, OR VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OF LICENSE

(a) Attorney’s Duty. When the Supreme Court issues an order or opinion suspending
or disbarring an attorney or striking the attorney’s name from the roll of attorneys,
the attorney must, within 14 days of the order or opinion:

(1) notify each client, in writing, that the attorney is suspended, disbarred, or is
no longer authorized to practice law and the client should obtain new
counsel;

(2) notify all opposing counsel, in writing, that the attorney is suspended,
disbarred, or is no longer authorized to practice law;

(3) notify all courts where the attorney is counsel of record and the chief judge
of the district in which the attorney resides, in writing, that the attorney is
suspended, disbarred, or is no longer authorized to practice law;

(4) file a motion to withdraw in each case in which the attorney is counsel of
record; and

(5) notify each jurisdiction, in writing, where the attorney is or has been
authorized to practice law that the attorney is suspended, disbarred, or is no
longer authorized to practice law.

(b) Proof of Compliance. Prior to filing a request for reinstatement under Rule
217(c)(2) or a petition for reinstatement under Rule 219(b), the attorney must
provide the disciplinary administrator and the clerk of the appellate courts with an
affidavit establishing that the attorney has provided notice as required by this rule.

(c) Continued Practice. It is the unauthorized practice of law and a violation of
KRPC 5.5 for:

(1) a suspended or disbarred attorney to practice law after the Supreme Court
enters an order suspending or disbarring the attorney; or

(2) a former attorney to practice law after the attorney, under Rule 217(c),
voluntarily surrenders the attorney’s license to practice law.

(d) Notice to District Courts, Other State Supreme Courts and Federal Courts.
When the Supreme Court suspends or disbars an attorney or when an attorney,
under Rule 217(c), voluntarily surrenders the attorney’s license to practice law, the
clerk of the appellate courts will notify the chief judge of the district in which the
attorney resides, the clerk of the supreme court of any other state, and the clerk of
any federal court in which the attorney is licensed to practice law that the attorney
is suspended, disbarred, or no longer authorized to practice law in Kansas.


[History: Previously Rule 219, Am. effective January 8, 1979; Am. effective March 1,
1988; Restyled rule and amended effective December 1, 2012.]

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