Confidentiality & Immunity

Confidentiality

When you call KALAP, you can be sure that complete confidentiality will be maintained. The Kansas Supreme Court has established KALAP as an approved impaired lawyers program pursuant to Rule 206(k) of the Rules of The Supreme Court of Kansas.

By virtue of said rule, all communications with KALAP are attorney/client privileged and members of KALAP are relieved of their duty to report ethical violations discovered as a result of their KALAP work. This means that any misconduct or ethical violation discovered or revealed to a member of KALAP will not be reported to any disciplinary board.

Civil Immunity and Reporting Professional Misconduct

Supreme Court Rule 206(h) grants absolute immunity from any civil cause of action to the volunteers, employees, agents, and Commission members of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, including any person who reports information to them.