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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Proposed Rule to Provide Assistance to the Public

Office of Judicial Administration

Notice of Request for Comments
Proposed Supreme Court Rule 1402
Providing Assistance to the Public

 

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting comment on a proposed rule that addresses assistance judicial branch employees provide to members of the public.

Proposed Supreme Court Rule 1402 expands guidance given to judicial branch employees by outlining differences between giving legal information and providing legal advice. A judicial branch employee may provide information about the judicial branch when assisting a member of the public but cannot provide legal advice that would constitute the practice of law.

The proposed rule is available for review on the Kansas judicial branch website at http://www.kscourts.org under the heading What's New.

You may submit comment by email to publiccomments@kscourts.org. The subject line must read "Rule 1402." Or, you can send a written comment by U.S. mail to:

Office of Judicial Administration
Attn: Comment on Supreme Court Rule 1402
301 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019. Comments will be given to Kansas Supreme Court justices and are confidential.

Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in submitting a comment about Proposed Supreme Court Rule 1402. Please make requests for accommodation by contacting the local Clerk of the District Court.

Click here to download the Proposal.
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