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SCR 3.900 Definitions

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Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
III Practice of Law (Refs & Annos)
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 3.900
SCR 3.900 Definitions
As used in SCR 3.900 through SCR 3.980:
(1) “Impairment” means and includes any mental, psychological or emotional condition that impairs or may foreseeably impair a person's ability to practice law or serve on the bench. Impairment may result from addiction to intoxicants or drugs, chemical dependency, substance abuse, mental disease, mental disorder or defect, or psychological or emotional illness.
(2) “The Kentucky legal community” means and includes (a) all members of the Kentucky Bar Association, including judges; (b) all applicants for admission to the practice of law in Kentucky; (c) all students enrolled at law schools in the Commonwealth; and (d) all members of the Association who have been suspended from the practice of law pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court.


HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2003-4, eff. 1-1-04; temporary amendment adopted eff. 3-17-03 (Order 2003-2)
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 3.900, KY ST S CT Rule 3.900
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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