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Proposed Amendments to Supreme Court Rules 208 and 808

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting comment on proposed changes to Supreme Court Rules 208 and 808 relating to Attorney Registration.
 
Rules 208 and 808 govern the registration procedures for attorneys admitted to practice law in the State of Kansas by the Supreme Court.
 
The proposed changes are required in anticipation of online annual registration availability and to also provide procedural guidelines to change status. 
 
Proposed changes in Rule 208 include the following:

  • THE GRACE PERIOD WILL BE ELIMINATED.  All registration forms and fees are due by June 30.  The late fee will automatically be assessed for registration forms and fees received after June 30.

  • A status change that results in a lower fee (such as active to inactive) or no fee (such as active/inactive to retired), must be received in the Clerk’s office by June 30.  An attorney must pay the registration fee based on the attorney’s status shown in the records of the clerk as of July 1.

  • Online registration will be available for attorneys to register and submit payments only.  Status changes will not be accepted online. 

  • Changes to any contact information will still need to be submitted online at:  http://www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/attorney-registration/default.asp    (Click on Change of Address on the left-hand side).  This update will continue to be automatically forwarded to the Clerk of the Supreme Court (Attorney Registration), CLE Commission and the Federal Court of Kansas.

  • Online registration will be voluntary for 2019 and 2020 but will be mandatory in 2021.

 Proposed changes in Rule 808 include the following:

  • The annual CLE fee is due by June 30.  A fee postmarked on or after July 1 must be accompanied by the late fee.

 With such extensive revision, a red-line version of the changes is not feasible for Rule 208.  Also included with the proposed amendments for Rule 208 is a revisions table outlining the changes.  Proposed changes can be viewed on the Kansas Supreme Court website at www.kscourts.org under What's New. 

The Court will accept comment on the proposed changes until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Comment may be submitted by email to rulenotice@kscourts.org with "Rules 208 and 808" in the subject line.

Mary Shultz