The Kansas Legislature enacted a new law that requires applicants for admission to practice law to provide the following information: name, place of residence, date of birth, sex, and the last four digits of the person’s Social Security number or the person’s full driver’s license or non-driver identification card number. This information will be used to maintain a roster of attorneys licensed to practice law in Kansas who are eligible to nominate and/or receive and cast a ballot for lawyer members to the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission. A lawyer’s eligibility to cast a ballot for SCNC also hinges on the lawyer residing in Kansas due to congressional district representation.
The law requires that the names, residential addresses, dates of birth, unique voter identification numbers, and dates of licensure to practice law in Kansas of all persons on the certified rosters, and the lists of persons returning a ballot, are subject to a KORA request.
The deadline to provide this information to the Clerk of the Court is August 30, 2016. Forms can be mailed or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a letter from the Clerk of the Court, Doug Shima, outlining the law and its new requirements. To ensure you are eligible to vote in the next election for lawyer members to the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, this information is needed.