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SCR 3.162 Informal admonition procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme CourtEffective: March 1, 2020

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
III Practice of Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 1, 2020
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 3.162
SCR 3.162 Informal admonition procedure
(1) After a complaint against an attorney for unprofessional conduct is investigated and a response filed, the Inquiry Commission may direct a private admonition, with or without conditions, to the attorney if the acts or course of conduct complained of are shown not to warrant a greater degree of discipline. The attorney so admonished may, within 30 days from the date of the filing of the admonition with the Disciplinary Clerk, reject such admonition and request that a charge be issued and filed as is provided by Rule 3.163; whereupon, the issues shall be processed under the applicable rules.
(2) The Inquiry Commission may also issue a warning or a conditional dismissal letter including, but not limited to, conditions such as referral to KYLAP, attendance at a remedial ethics program or related classes as directed by the Office of Bar Counsel, or referral to fee arbitration under SCR 3.810. The attorney who receives the warning or conditional dismissal letter may, within 30 days from the date of the letter, respond to the letter and request that it be reconsidered by the Inquiry Commission.


HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2020-03, eff. 3-1-20
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 3.162, KY ST S CT Rule 3.162
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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