An American Bar Association committee will review the Kentucky attorney’s disciplinary system next month, officials said.
The Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Bar Association said in a joint statement that they requested the revision to create more efficiency, ensure due process and protect both the public and the integrity of the legal profession. A review in December will examine the current system, and a report with any recommended changes will be submitted to the Supreme Court next spring.
The last significant changes to the lawyers’ disciplinary system were made almost 20 years ago, the statement said.
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“This review by an outside group will ensure that Kentucky’s processes and procedures regarding attorney discipline are consistent with national standards and best practices,” Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton said.
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Amy Cubbage, president of the Kentucky Bar Association, said she looks forward to “evaluating the health of our disciplinary system” and making any necessary changes.