(a) Who May Apply. Those persons admitted to practice in the courts of the State of Kansas and/or the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri who are in good standing in any and all bars to which they have ever been admitted (or who have resigned from such a bar as a member in good standing, so long as such resignation was not made to avoid investigation or discipline) may apply for admission to the bar of this court.
(b) Requirements for Admission. Admission will be granted upon motion of a member of the bar of this court accompanied by the written statement of the applicant representing that the applicant:
(1) is of good moral character;
(2) meets the foregoing requirements;
(3) can demonstrate familiarity with the Rules of Practice of this court, the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and federal jurisdiction and venue. Such familiarity may be based upon course work completed, examination, experience, or such other evidence as the movant deems substantially equivalent; and
(4) acknowledges the obligation to render pro bono services as set forth in Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct 6.1 and 6.2.
(c) Oath or Affirmation. The following oath or affirmation must be administered to the applicants by or at the direction of a judge or magistrate judge of this district:
You do solemnly swear/affirm that you will support the Constitution of the United States; that you will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in court; that you will not wittingly or willfully promote or sue any false, groundless, or unlawful suit, nor give aid or consent to do the same; that you will delay no person for lucre or malice, but you will conduct yourself in the office of an attorney within the courts according to the best of your knowledge and discretion, and with good fidelity, as well to the court as to your clients.
(d) Temporary Permits. Persons who hold a temporary permit to practice law granted by the Supreme Court of Kansas may apply for a temporary permit to practice in this court. The granting of temporary admissions to practice in this court is governed by this rule, and is effective upon the applicant taking the oath prescribed by this rule. Such temporary permit to practice in this court is effective only so long as the temporary admittee’s temporary permit to practice in the Kansas state courts is in effect.

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As amended 3/17/19, 7/9/99, 11/13/97, 11/16/90.

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