On August 15, 1989, the office of the disciplinary
administrator filed a formal complaint with the Kansas Board for
Discipline of Attorneys, charging Robert A. Laing of Wichita,
Kansas, with violations of Canon 1 of the Kansas Code of
Professional Responsibility, Supreme Court Rule 225 (1989 Kan.
Ct. R. Annot. 146).
The complaint alleges that on the 28th day of March, 1988, the
respondent pled guilty to two felony charges. Respondent was
sentenced to a term of three to ten years on one charge and a
term of two to five years on the other charge. The sentences were
to run concurrently. On October 13, 1988, the respondent's
sentence was modified and he was placed on probation for five
An investigation of the complaint was conducted by the
disciplinary administrator's office, and, on October 4, 1989,
respondent filed an answer to the formal complaint. The complaint
was heard on the 4th day of October, 1989, before a panel of the
Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys, and the panel filed its
report with the court on November 28, 1989. Respondent did not
file exceptions to the panel report. By letter dated February 27,
1990, respondent voluntarily surrendered his license to practice
law in the State of Kansas pursuant to Supreme Court
Rule 217 (1989 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 137).
The court, having reviewed the record herein, together with the
proceedings in State of Kansas v. Robert A. Laing, Sedgwick
County Case No. 87 CR 1798, finds that the surrender of said
license should be accepted.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Robert A. Laing be and he is
hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Kansas,
and the clerk of the appellate courts> is directed to strike the
name of Robert A. Laing from the roll of attorneys authorized to
practice law in the State of Kansas, pursuant to Supreme Court
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Robert A. Laing shall forthwith
forward, or cause to be forwarded, to the clerk of the appellate
courts his certificate of admission to practice law in the State
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall be published in the
Kansas Reports, that the costs herein shall be assessed to the
respondent, and that the respondent shall forthwith comply with
Rule 218 (1989 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 138).
Effective this 5th day of March, 1990.
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