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May 25, 2014

Find disciplinary cases involving Kansas lawyers online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: Published disciplinary cases by the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office, which is a state agency under the Kansas Supreme Court. The office reviews complaints about lawyers, investigates complaints, holds public hearings and recommends discipline to the Supreme Court.

Why you’d want it: To learn more before you hire a lawyer.

Where you get it: Go to www.kscourts.org/rules-procedures-forms/attorney-discipline/cases.asp. Records go back to 1996.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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