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Chief Judge Oliver Kent Lynch and Chief Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan to sit with Kansas Supreme Court September 13, 2018

Chief Judge Oliver Kent Lynch of the 11th Judicial District and Chief Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan of the 10th Judicial District have been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in one case on the court's September 13 docket. After hearing oral arguments, Lynch and Ryan will join Supreme Court justices in their deliberations and decision drafting.

The case Lynch and Ryan will hear is the fourth one scheduled on the court's 9 a.m. docket September 13, 2018: Appeal No. 119,012: In the Matter of Jeffrey A. Mason, Respondent Original Proceeding Related to Attorney Discipline:

Mason's ethical issues in this case involve his representation and other corporate matters for the Northwest Kansas Area Medical Foundation, later changed to the Goodland Medical Foundation. Mason failed to file corporate tax returns. The hearing panel recommended Mason be indefinitely suspended retroactive to December 23, 2016, the date of the Supreme Court's previous suspension order.

The panel was particularly concerned Mason knew he had engaged in the conduct at issue at the time of the earlier hearing but affirmatively stated during the hearing there were no additional issues in his practice. The disciplinary administrator also recommended indefinite suspension retroactive to December 23, 2016. Mason requests public censure and probation.

Mary Shultz