10E

E. Attorney and judicial discipline

E. Attorney and judicial discipline

Overview

Maryland

The Maryland Rules exempt from disclosure certain records in attorney and judicial discipline matters that have been declared confidential. See Rule 16-1006(d).

E. Attorney and judicial discipline

Overview

Kansas

Kansas Supreme Court rules regarding attorney discipline provide that, when a complaint is made against an attorney, proceedings, reports, records of investigations and hearings are “private and shall not be divulged in whole or in part to the public.”  However, the complaint can become public if a disciplinary committee reviews it and “finds by a majority vote that there is probable cause to believe there has been a violation of the Attorney's Oath or the disciplinary rules of the Supreme Court.”  See Kansas Judicial Branch, Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys, http://www.kscourts.org/rules/Rule-List.asp?r1=Rules+Relating+to+Discipline+of+Attorneys, Rule 222(a), http://www.kscourts.org/rules/Rule-Info.asp?r1=Rules+Relati

E. Attorney and judicial discipline

Overview

Illinois

In Illinois, attorney discipline is handled by the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (the “ARDC”). (See https://www.iardc.org)