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.
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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.