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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 718
Rules Relating to Admission of Attorneys

Substance-abuse and/or Psychological Referrals and Evaluations

(a) The office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board may refer an applicant to the Kansas Impaired Lawyers Assistance Program if recommended by a qualified professional.

(b) The office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board may require an applicant to submit to a substance-abuse evaluation by a qualified professional of that entity’s choosing.

(c) The office of the Disciplinary Administrator, the Review Committee, or the Board may require an applicant to submit to a psychological evaluation by a qualified professional of that entity’s choosing.

(d) If the applicant disagrees with any recommendation arising from an evaluation ordered under subsections (b) and/or (c) of this rule, the applicant may seek a second evaluation, at the applicant’s expense, by a qualified professional of the applicant’s choosing. If any recommendation arising out of the second evaluation differs from that arising out of the first, the two qualified professionals shall agree on a qualified professional to review both of the earlier evaluations and make a recommendation that shall finally resolve the difference in the first two recommendations. The applicant shall pay one-half the cost of the third evaluation.


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

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