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SCR 3.390 Effective date; duties upon suspension or disbarment

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme CourtEffective: January 1, 2023

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
III Practice of Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2023
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 3.390
SCR 3.390 Effective date; duties upon suspension or disbarment
(1) Any order suspending a lawyer from the practice of law, other than an order of suspension under SCR 3.165 or 3.166, shall take effect on the twentieth (20th) day following its entry unless otherwise provided within the order. The suspended lawyer shall promptly take all reasonable steps to protect the interests of the lawyer's clients. A lawyer suspended from the practice of law shall not during the term of suspension accept new clients or collect unearned fees and shall comply with the provisions of SCR 3.130(7.50(5)).
(2) Within twenty (20) days after the issuance of an order of disbarment, or suspension under SCR 3.167, SCR 3.050 or SCR 3.675(4), or upon issuance of an order of suspension from the practice of law for more than sixty (60) days, the disbarred or suspended lawyer shall notify, by letter duly placed with the United States Postal Service, all courts or other tribunals in which that lawyer has matters pending, and all clients of the lawyer's inability to represent them and of the necessity and urgency of promptly retaining new counsel. The lawyer shall simultaneously provide a copy of all such letters of notification to the Office of Bar Counsel. Upon issuance of an order of disbarment or suspension, the affected lawyer shall immediately cancel any pending advertisements, to the extent possible, and shall terminate any advertising activity for the duration of the term of suspension or disbarment.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2022-11, eff. 1-1-23; prior amendments eff. 1-1-14 (Order 2013-15), 3-1-12 (Order 2012-01), 10-1-98 (Order 98-1), 1-1-87 (Order 86-3), 4-1-82, 1-1-78, 7-2-71
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 3.390, KY ST S CT Rule 3.390
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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