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Approved Amendments to Supreme Court Rules 208 and 808

Tuesday, April 30, 2019  
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Approved Amendments to Supreme Court Rules 208 and 808

The Kansas Supreme Court has approved changes to Supreme Court Rules 208 and 808 relating to attorney registration and continuing legal education.

Rules 208 and 808 govern the registration procedures for attorneys admitted to practice law in Kansas by the Supreme Court.

Online registration will be available this year.

Changes in Rule 208 (attorney registration) include the following:

  • The grace period has been eliminated. All registration forms and fees are due by June 30. The late fee will be assessed automatically for registration forms and fees received after June30. For those forms and fees that are paid manually and sent to the lockbox, the date the form and fee is deposited by the bank is the date “received” by the clerk.
  • 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. If the status change is not received 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. Only status changes to a lower fee or no fee will be accepted online this year. Additional online features will be added in future years.
  • Changes to any contact information will still need to be submitted online at kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/attorney-registration/default.asp (select Change of Address link on the left-hand side). The link will take you to the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission website and updates will continue to automatically forward to the Clerk of the Supreme Court (attorney registration), Kansas CLE Commission, and the federal court of Kansas.
  • Online registration will be voluntary for 2019 and 2020 but mandatory in 2021.

Changes in Rule 808 (continuing legal education) include the following:

  • The annual CLE fee is due by June 30. A fee postmarked on or after July1 must be accompanied by the late fee.

The revised Rules 208 and 808 are on the Kansas Supreme Court website at www.kscourts.org. From the Supreme/Appellate Court Rules tab, look forRules Relating to Discipline of Attorneysand Continuing Legal Education.

 

State of Kansas
Office of Judicial Administration
Kansas Judicial Center
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Topeka, KS  66612-2256
www.kscourts.org


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