Governor John Carlin appointed Mr. Joseph to serve as the first Chair of the Kansas... more
Governor John Carlin appointed Mr. Joseph to serve as the first Chair of the Kansas State Board of Indigents Defense Services when that agency was created by the Kansas Legislature in 1984. Prior to that, Mr. Joseph served at the pleasure of the Kansas Supreme Court on the Board of Supervisors of Panels to Aid Indigent Defendants.
Professional responsibility rules govern the ethical standards of licensed professionals such as attorneys and doctors. Such professionals may be disciplined for bad conduct, like mismanaging a case or mishandling a client's money. Ethics lawyers, also called professional responsibility lawyers, are experts in these rules and can help both professionals and the public understand if a professional’s licensing obligations have been met.