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SCR 3.161 Processing disciplinary cases

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 3.161
SCR 3.161 Processing disciplinary cases
(1) Upon the expiration of sixty (60) days after service upon Respondent by certified mail or other means, or receipt of a response to a complaint, whichever is later, the Office of Bar Counsel shall refer the matter, together with such investigative evidence as may have been obtained, to the Inquiry Commission.
(2) The Inquiry Commission may dismiss the Complaint; issue a Private Admonition, with or without conditions as set forth in SCR 3.162(1); issue a warning letter, with or without conditions, as set forth in SCR 3.162(2); or issue a Charge,
(3) If the Inquiry Commission dismisses a complaint, no reason must be given, and there shall be no appeal of the dismissal.
(4) The Inquiry Commission may direct that the complaint be returned to Bar Counsel for further investigation.


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 3.161, KY ST S CT Rule 3.161
Current with amendments received through March 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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