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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
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Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Rule 710
Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Temporary Permit to Practice

(a) Application for Temporary Permit to Practice. An applicant for admission to the bar may file with the Clerk of the Appellate Courts an application for a temporary permit to practice law if the applicant has:

(1) satisfied the educational requirements;

(2) achieved the required Kansas score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination; and

(3) met the character and fitness requirements under Rule 707 and been certified by the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board, under Rule 721.

(b) Certificate from the Supervising Attorney. The application must include a written certificate from an attorney in good standing who is actively engaged in the practice of law in Kansas that such attorney will supervise and be responsible for the acts of the applicant during the period covered by the temporary permit.

(c) Issuing a Temporary Permit to Practice. If the Supreme Court shall find that the circumstances are such to justify it, a temporary permit may be issued.

(d) Effective Date of a Temporary Permit to Practice. The temporary permit shall be effective upon the applicant's taking an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in conformity with the oath prescribed by Rule 720.

(e) Expiration of Temporary Permit to Practice.

(1) For applicants seeking admission to the bar upon written examination, the temporary permit will expire on the date the results of the examination are announced, if unsuccessful, or, if successful, on the last Friday in April or September following the bar examination. If the applicant withdraws the application, the temporary permit expires on the date the application is withdrawn. If the applicant does not take the bar examination, the temporary permit expires on the first day of administration of the bar examination. If the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board re-opens the investigation into the applicant’s good moral character and current mental and emotional fitness to engage in the active and continuous practice of law, the temporary permit is revoked on the date the applicant is informed that the investigation has been re-opened.

(2) For applicants seeking admission to the bar by Uniform Bar Examination score, the temporary permit will expire at the time the applicant takes the oath and signs the roll of attorneys or 90 days after the applicant’s UBE score is released, whichever date is earlier. If the applicant withdraws the application, the temporary permit expires on the date the application is withdrawn. If the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board re-opens the investigation into the applicant’s good moral character and current mental and emotional fitness to engage in the active and continuous practice of law, the temporary permit is revoked on the date the applicant is informed that the investigation has been re-opened.

(3) For applicants seeking admission to the bar by Uniform Bar Examination score who have not yet taken the UBE in another jurisdiction, the applicants must, within 7 days of official notification of the Uniform Bar Examination score, request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners transfer the Uniform Bar Examination score to attorney admissions. Failure to timely report a minimum passing score on the Uniform Bar Examination will result in expiration of the temporary permit to practice.

(4) For applicants seeking admission to the bar without written examination, the temporary permit will expire at the time the applicant takes the oath and signs the roll of attorneys or 90 days after issuance. If the applicant withdraws the application, the temporary permit expires on the date the application is withdrawn. If the office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board re-opens the investigation into the applicant’s good moral character and current mental and emotional fitness to engage in the active and continuous practice of law, the temporary permit is revoked on the date the applicant is informed that the investigation has been re-opened.

(f) Eligibility to Receive a Temporary Permit to Practice. An applicant who, within 10 years prior to filing an application in Kansas, has failed a bar examination in Kansas or any other state or jurisdiction will not thereafter be eligible for a temporary permit.


[History: New Rule effective July 1, 2009; Am. (a) and (c) effective February 3, 2014; Am. effective June 3, 2015.]

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