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In re Rumsey

Supreme Court of Kansas

March 31, 2015

In the Matter of James E. Rumsey, Respondent

James E. Rumsey Respondent.

Jeffrey Southard Jeffrey Southard, # 09789724 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044785-842-2478.

Alexander M. Walczak, Deputy Disciplinary Administrator.

ORDER

Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice.

On February 27, 2015, this court issued its opinion in the instant case. In the opinion, the court imposed a 3-year suspension, stayed the imposition of that discipline, and placed the respondent, James E. Rumsey, on probation for a 3-year period. This court stated:

" Detailing a probation plan in this opinion is hampered by the lack of compliance with Rule 211(g), however. We, therefore, order respondent to submit a plan of probation to the Disciplinary Administrator within 14 days of the filing of this decision. The plan must include, at a minimum, mental health therapy, some level of practice supervision, and a requirement to immediately self report any violation of the KRPC. If the parties cannot agree on a probation plan within 30 days of the filing of this decision, both parties must submit a proposal to the court. If the parties agree, they may jointly submit a proposed order of probation or simply indicate their agreement with the other party's proposal."

On March 13, 2015, the parties submitted a joint supervised probation plan. The court has considered and adopts the supervised probation plan. Therefore, the court incorporates the supervised probation plan into this order by reference.

It Is Therefore Ordered that James E. Rumsey be placed on probation for a 3-year period, subject to the terms and conditions detailed in the supervised probation plan.

It Is Further Ordered that this order shall be published in the Kansas Reports and that the costs herein shall be assessed to the respondent.

SUPERVISED PROBATION PLAN

James E. Rumsey, the respondent, Supreme Court No. 07535, is an attorney licensed in Kansas who has been the subject of an original proceeding in discipline.

Pursuant to an Opinion dated February 27, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court directed that the respondent's license to practice law in Kansas be suspended for a period of 3 years. The Court further directed that the 3-year suspension be stayed for a 3-year period of supervised probation. The 3-year period of supervised probation will commence from the date a probation order is entered by the Supreme Court of Kansas.

Attorney Jeffrey Southard has agreed to serve as the practice supervisor on behalf of the respondent, the Disciplinary Administrator's Office and the Court. The supervisor will monitor the respondent's compliance with the terms of probation as set forth by the Court until the ...


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