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News Releases

See the Archives for new releases dating back to 1997

12/08/17: 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission submits candidate names for district judge vacancy in Coffey County
12/05/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for district judge vacancy in Crawford County

11/17/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission submits new candidate for judge vacancy
11/16/17: Daniel D. Creitz reappointed chief judge of 31st Judicial District
11/16/17: William R. Mott reappointed chief judge of 30th Judicial District
11/16/17: Wayne Lampson reappointed chief judge of 29th Judicial District
11/16/17: Rene Young reappointed chief judge of 28th Judicial District
11/15/17: Patricia Macke Dick reappointed chief judge of 27th Judicial District
11/15/17: Bradley Ambrosier reappointed chief judge of 26th Judicial District
11/15/17: Wendel Wurst reappointed chief judge of 25th Judicial District
11/14/17: Bruce Gatterman reappointed chief judge of 24th Judicial District
11/14/17: Glenn R. Braun reappointed chief judge of 23rd Judicial District
11/14/17: James Patton reappointed chief judge of 22nd Judicial District
11/13/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet November 15
11/13/17: Meryl Wilson reappointed chief judge of 21st Judicial District
11/13/17: Mike Keeley reappointed chief judge of 20th Judicial District
11/13/17: Nicholas St. Peter reappointed chief judge of 19th Judicial District
11/09/17: 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for district judge vacancy
11/09/17: James Fleetwood reappointed chief judge of 18th Judicial District
11/09/17: Preston Pratt reappointed chief judge of 17th Judicial District
11/09/17: Van Hampton reappointed chief judge of 16th Judicial District
11/08/17: Kevin Berens reappointed chief judge of 15th Judicial District
11/08/17: F. William Cullins reappointed chief judge of 14th Judicial District
11/08/17: David Ricke reappointed chief judge of 13th Judicial District
11/07/17: Six Kansas judges complete course at The National Judicial College
11/07/17: Kim Cudney reappointed chief judge of the 12th Judicial District
11/07/17: Joe Dickinson reappointed chief judge of the 9th Judicial District
11/07/17: Michael Powers reappointed chief judge of the 8th Judicial District
11/06/17: Peggy Carr Kittel reappointed chief judge of 7th Judicial District
11/06/17: Amy Harth reappointed chief judge of 6th Judicial District
11/06/17: Merlin Wheeler reappointed chief judge of 5th Judicial District
11/03/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks to fill district judge vacancy in Crawford County
11/03/17: Evelyn Wilson reappointed chief judge of 3rd Judicial District
11/03/17: Gary Nafziger reappointed chief judge of 2nd Judicial District
11/03/17: David King reappointed chief judge of 1st Judicial District
11/02/17: Oliver Kent Lynch appointed chief judge of 11th Judicial District
11/02/17: Thomas Kelly Ryan appointed chief judge of 10th Judicial District
11/01/17: Chief justice uses video link to lecture to troops in Kuwait

10/31/17: Chief judge of 11th Judicial District to retire
10/30/17: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at Sterling College
10/18/17: Sedgwick County judge appointed to sit with Kansas Supreme Court
10/13/17: 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks to fill district judge vacancy in Coffey County
10/12/17: Kansas Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee member appointed
10/11/17: Longtime Coffey County judge to retire in November
10/09/17: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments October 17 and 18 at Hugoton Middle School and Keply Middle School
10/02/17: Supreme Court issues decision in Case No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, et al v. State of Kansas, et al

09/27/17: New attorneys to take state and federal oaths in September 29 ceremonies
09/26/17: Candidate names to be sent to governor for judicial vacancy in Shawnee County
09/25/17: Supreme Court committee to review municipal court practices
09/22/17: Civic leader to serve as honorary bailiff at special session of Kansas Supreme Court
09/21/17: Candidates to be interviewed for Shawnee County district judge vacancy
09/19/17: Supreme Court announces cases for October 3 special session at Emporia State University
09/18/17: Supreme Court selects vendor to provide statewide centralized casemanagement system
09/15/17: Candidates apply for Shawnee County district judge vacancy
09/13/17: Sedgwick County judge to retire
09/11/17: Washburn University to host Kansas Court of Appeals session
09/11/17: Friends University to host Kansas Court of Appeals session
09/11/17: Kansas State University to host Kansas Court of Appeals session
09/07/17: Longtime 20th Judicial District judge to retire
09/06/17: Judge Jack of 11th Judicial District to sit with Kansas Supreme Court Sept. 12
09/06/17: Judge Sutherland of 10th Judicial District to sit with Kansas Supreme Court Sept. 14
09/06/17: Chief judge appointed for 30th Judicial District

08/31/17: Members join Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program board
08/31/17: Three lawyers appointed to state Disciplinary board
08/31/17: Supreme Court accepting comment on proposed amendments to Rule 3.10 affecting the practice of law by judges
08/31/17: Continuing education requirements increased for some municipal court judges
08/22/17: Three appointed to child welfare task force
08/17/17: Judge reappointed to council overseeing juvenile supervision
08/16/17: Chief Justice Nuss selects Shawn Jurgensen to fill special counsel position
08/15/17: Ness County magistrate selected for vacancy in Riley County
08/14/17: Supreme Court to conduct special evening session in Emporia
08/10/17: Long-serving chief judge of 30th Judicial District to retire
08/09/17: Chief justice appears for jury duty
08/03/17: District Judge Yeoman to retire Sept. 30
08/03/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks to fill district judge vacancy

07/31/17: 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission announces candidates for magistrate judge
07/20/17: Two Court of Appeals judges write chapters for books about fair and unbiased courtrooms
07/18/17: Appointments made to Supreme Court Permanency Planning Task Force
07/18/17: One new member named, five reappointed to Access to Justice Committee
07/17/17: UPDATE: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
07/17/17: UPDATE: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
07/17/17: UPDATE 07-17-2017: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
07/13/17: UPDATE 07-13-2017: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
07/12/17: Wichita judge appointed to work with international court
07/12/17: Office of Judicial Administration announces new training protocol for judges and attorneys working in juvenile courts
07/12/17: State group honors Osage County judge
07/07/17: UPDATE 07-07-2017: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
07/07/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission sends candidate names to governor
07/07/17: Kansans appointed to Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution
07/06/17: Supreme Court accepting comment on proposed amendments to Rule 502 affecting continuing education requirements for municipal court judges
07/05/17: Three members reappointed to committee on child support guidelines

06/29/17: Hodgeman County magistrate reappointed to committee
06/29/17: Four judges to serve on state judicial committee
06/29/17: Two reappointed to municipal court clerks committee
06/28/17: Four judges appointed to judicial education committee
06/28/17: Four members reappointed to Language Access Committee
06/28/17: Eight judges named to education advisory committee
06/27/17: Two members named to Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters
06/27/17: Three members appointed to Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications
06/27/17: Two members reappointed to Client Protection Fund Commission
06/23/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district judge
06/20/17: Four members reappointed to Kansas Judicial Council; new member to complete vacated term
06/20/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission sends candidate names to governor
06/19/17: UPDATE 06/19/2017: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
06/19/17: Two are elected to Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission
06/19/17: Retiring Labette County judge receives statewide recognition
06/19/17: Douglas County judge appointed to state Judges Assistance Committee
06/16/17: District magistrate judge appointed in Jewell County
06/16/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district judge
06/16/17: UPDATE: Appeal No. 113,267: Luke Gannon, by his next friends and guardians, et al. v. State of Kansas
06/16/17: 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks candidates for district magistrate judge vacancy
06/14/17: Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association elects 2017 officers
06/13/17: Kansas District Judges Association elects new officers
06/13/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district judge in Topeka
06/12/17: Wichita attorney reappointed to Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission
06/07/17: 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission to convene June 16 to interview candidates for district magistrate judge
06/06/17: Retired judge reappointed to Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel
06/05/17: Judge Yeoman reappointed to Kansas Guardianship Program board
06/05/17: Overland Park lawyer reappointed to Attorney Admissions Review Committee

05/31/17: 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district magistrate judge
05/23/17: Executive director of Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program to receive Topeka group's award
05/23/17: New member appointed to Kansas Board of Law Examiners
05/19/17: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks candidates to fill judge vacancy
05/19/17: 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees to fill judge vacancy
05/18/17: District Judge Rebecca Crotty to retire
05/10/17: District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser to retire
05/09/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission picks Jenifer Ashford to fill magistrate judge vacancy in Johnson County
05/08/17: 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for magistrate judge vacancy

04/26/17: Chief Judge Dickinson of 9th judicial district to sit with Kansas Supreme Court May 3
04/24/17: New attorneys take state and federal oaths in April 28 ceremony
04/21/17: Supreme Court accepting comment on proposed new and amended rules for specialty courts
04/19/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district magistrate judge
04/11/17: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments April 18 at Washburn University School of Law

03/28/17: Cowley County District Court chief clerk Marilyn Leith to bring audience to order for Supreme Court special session
03/15/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for magistrate judge vacancy
03/13/17: Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming to retire July 14
03/10/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission picks Robert G. Scott to fill magistrate judge vacancy in Johnson County
03/09/17: Johnson County District Magistrate Judge Michael H. Farley to retire May 12
03/08/17: Chief Judge Wurst of 25th judicial district to sit with Kansas Supreme Court March 15
03/07/17: Supreme Court announces cases for March 30 special session at Southwestern College in Winfield
03/07/17: Chief justice to give State of Kansas Judiciary address March 15 in House chamber
03/07/17: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments March 21 at Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
03/02/17: Kansas Supreme Court issues decision in adequacy portion of school funding case

02/17/17: Supreme Court to conduct special evening session March 30 at Southwestern College
02/15/17: Kansas Supreme Court observes National Court Reporting and Captioning Week February 11-18
02/13/17: Supreme Court accepting comment on modified Rule 122 affecting electronic document filing
02/03/17: Supreme Court issues decision in Gleason case
02/02/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview candidates for district magistrate judge

01/19/17: Judge Weingart of 22nd judicial district to sit with Kansas Supreme Court January 25
01/10/17: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for magistrate judge vacancy