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Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org


Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Required Continuing Judicial Education

Rule 504
Required Continuing Judicial Education

District Judges Manual Committee

A District Judges Manual Committee is hereby established for the purpose of composing and updating a manual for Kansas district judges and district magistrate judges.

The membership of the District Judges Manual Committee shall be composed of four district court judges, four district magistrate judges, and one nonvoting representative of the Office of Judicial Administration.

All members of the District Judges Manual Committee shall be appointed by the Supreme Court. The terms of the inaugural members of the Committee shall be staggered: The terms of two district judges and two district magistrate judges shall be two years, and the terms of two district judges and two magistrate judges shall be one year. At the expiration of the terms of these inaugural members, the term of each succeeding member of the Committee shall be two years. With the exception of the representative of the Office of Judicial Administration and a member whose service on the Committee begins with completion of anotherís unexpired term, no member of the Committee shall be eligible for more than two consecutive terms. Should a district judge or district magistrate judge not complete a term for any reason, a new member shall be appointed to complete the unexpired term. The new member shall be eligible to serve two more full consecutive terms. A district judge or district magistrate judge may serve one or more additional terms after a break in service.

In addition to the membership described above, the nonvoting Chair of the District Judges Manual Committee shall be the Supreme Court Justice who serves as liaison to the Committee, as designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Chair shall be not subject to a term limit.

[History: New rule adopted effective July 1, 2012.]

See also: Rule 1001 - Electronic and Photographic Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings