SCR 3.504 Restoration to membership
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme CourtEffective: April 1, 2022
Effective: April 1, 2022
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 3.504
SCR 3.504 Restoration to membership
(1) A former member who has withdrawn from membership pursuant to SCR 3.480(1), or who was suspended for failure to pay dues as provided by SCR 3.050, or for failure to comply with the continuing legal education requirements of SCR 3.645 may be restored to membership upon compliance with the conditions set forth in this rule. No application for restoration shall be effective until entry of an order of restoration by the Board of Governors or the Court, as provided herein. Until the entry of such an order, the suspension or withdrawal from membership remains in force.
(d) Upon the filing of the foregoing items, the Office of Bar Counsel shall present the matter to the Board at its next meeting, or, if not contested, at any time by mail or electronic means. Within 30 days of its review of the complete application materials, the Board may restore the Applicant to membership or refer the matter to the Inquiry Commission for proceedings pursuant to SCR 3.502, et seq. If the matter is referred to the Inquiry Commission, the Applicant shall pay a fee as established by the Inquiry Commission pursuant to SCR 3.140(4) to the Kentucky Bar Association.
(e) If, after review of the application pursuant to SCR 3.502, the Character and Fitness Committee recommends approval of the application after proceedings pursuant to SCR 3.502(6) and no appeal is taken to the Board of Governors, within 30 days the application shall be referred to the Disciplinary Clerk, who shall issue a notice of recommended approval to the Board of Bar Examiners of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, for the administration of a written examination which includes the subject of professional ethics and 5 of the subjects listed in SCR 2.080(1). A general average score of 75% or higher shall be deemed a passing score. Any required fees shall be paid prior to taking the examination. As an alternative and upon referral from the Board of Governors, if the Applicant has practiced in a reciprocal jurisdiction after withdrawal pursuant to SCR 3.480 and meets all requirements of SCR 2.110, the Applicant may elect to have the Character and Fitness Committee consider an application for admission without examination. All fees required shall be paid prior to the processing of the application, instead of the fee referenced in subsection 3(d) of this rule. If the Applicant passes the examination or is approved for admission without examination, such fact shall be certified to the Court and to the Director, together with a recommendation for the Applicant's restoration to membership. Upon this certification, the Disciplinary Clerk shall transmit the record to the Court for its consideration of the application for restoration. If the Applicant fails the examination, the Board of Bar Examiners shall certify the fact of the failure to the Court and the Director. Upon that certification, the Disciplinary Clerk shall transmit the record to the Court for entry of an order denying restoration. The provisions of SCR 2.015, SCR 2.080, and SCR 2.110 shall apply where not inconsistent with these provisions.
HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2022-11, eff. 4-1-22
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 3.504, KY ST S CT Rule 3.504
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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