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For Immediate Release, July 17, 2015
KAN. – Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett was
notified by the American Bar Association this week that Deputy District
Attorney Ron Paschal has been appointed Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice
Section Ethics, Gideon & Professionalism Committee. This Committee
of the American Bar Association is a nationwide committee that reviews
the relevant rules of professional conduct and makes recommendations for
policy changes in addition to providing practical education.
Mr. Paschal brings over two
decades of practical trial experience to the Committee. Ron has been a
long-time member of the Wichita Bar Association Grievance and Ethics
Committee and currently chairs the statewide Prosecutors Grievance and
Ethics Committee. He has taught Trial Advocacy and Professionalism at
the local, state and national level for many years. Mr. Paschal has a
long history of community service, having served on the Supreme Court
Task Force on Permanency Planning since 2004 and as a past president of
the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County.
Mr. Paschal is excited to have
the opportunity to co-chair this committee. It will provide a
great opportunity to maintain and enhance the high level of integrity of
our profession and to assist citizens of our community who access the
criminal justice system.
Marc Bennett worked in the Sedgwick County District
Attorney's office for 15 years before being elected to
serve in this position.
In the traditional sense, the district attorney's
office is charged with the prosecution of offenders in
the criminal justice system. Read about the
prosecution team and meet the deputy district attorneys
and chief attorneys.
Specialized prosecution units were established in the
traditional prosecution office that not only participate
in trial of offenders, but that are also intricately
involved in victim assistance, crime prevention and
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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