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7-103. Rules for admission, discipline and disbarment. (a) The supreme court of this state may make such rules as it may deem necessary for the examination of applicants for admission to the bar of this state and for the discipline and disbarment of attorneys.

(b) The supreme court of this state may allow persons who have been granted and hold a juris doctorate degree or bachelor of laws degree from the president's law school to apply seeking admission to the bar of this state. Such applicants shall satisfy all other qualifications and examinations as established by supreme court rule.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 11, § 3; L. 1903, ch. 64, § 2; L. 1905, ch. 67, § 2; R.S. 1923, § 7-103; L. 1968, ch. 303, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 197, § 2; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Rules of the supreme court relating to attorneys are published by the Supreme Court Reporter, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 West 10 th , Topeka, Kansas 66612-1507.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Practice by nonresidents, T. E. Atkinson and F. F. Penney, 2 J.B.A.K. 110, 116 (1933).

Advertising of legal services, 16 W.L.J. 683, 699 (1977).

Prepaid legal services, 17 W.L.J. 290, 304 (1978).

"Motions to Disqualify Opposing Counsel," Mark F. Anderson, 30 W.L.J. 238, 240 (1991).

"Limitations on Employment or Use of Suspended and Disbarred Lawyers in Kansas," Eugene T. Hackler and Michael S. Lerner, J.K.T.L.A. Vol. XVI, No. 2, 19 (1992).

"On the Proper State of Things: Multijurisdictional Practice for the Kansas Practitioner," Mark D. Hinderks, 74 J.K.B.A. No. 2, 20 (2005).

"Kansas Ethics Complaints: Rules, Procedures, and Recommendations," J. Nick Badgerow, J.K.T.L.A. Vol. 30, No. 2, 6 (2006).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Workers compensation; attorney fees; separation of powers. 96-30.


1. Party holding permit pending bar examination is regularly qualified practicing attorney. Moore v. Wesley, 125 Kan. 22, 25, 262 P. 1035.

2. Applied; proceedings in discipline; rule 207 construed; censure ordered. State v. Alvey, 215 Kan. 460, 463, 524 P.2d 747.

3. Non-lawyer engaged in sale of divorce kits not engaging in unauthorized practice of law. State, ex rel., v. Hill, 223 Kan. 425, 573 P.2d 1078.

4. Mentioned in holding that provision in K.S.A. 65-1631 restricting approval for examination and registration to graduates of schools accredited by a nongovernmental association is unlawful delegation of legislative authority. Gumbhir v. Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, 228 Kan. 579, 618 P.2d 837.

5. To permit filing of suit against Supreme Court members to disqualify them from duty to supervise law practice would nullify duty. State v. Rome, 235 Kan. 642, 650, 682 P.2d 290 (1984).

6. Cited; nonlawyer remaining on Supreme Court Nominating Commission following issuance of temporary permit to practice law examined. State ex rel. Stephan v. Adam, 243 Kan. 619, 621, 760 P.2d 683 (1988).

7. Attorney accepting sanction of trial court may not take inconsistent position on appeal. State v. Murphy, 278 Kan. 228, 91 P.3d 1232 (2004).

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