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Clerk of the Appellate Courts
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 503
Required Continuing Judicial Education

Judicial Education Advisory Committee

A Judicial Education Advisory Committee is hereby established for the purposes of recommending and organizing education and training programs for Kansas appellate judges, district judges, and district magistrate judges. Such programs shall be designed to accomplish the following goals:

A. To educate judges regarding the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to perform judicial responsibilities fairly, correctly, and efficiently.

B. To improve the administration of justice, reduce court delay, and promote fair and efficient management of all court proceedings.

The membership of the Judicial Education Advisory Committee shall be composed of one representative of the appellate judges; up to nineteen representatives of the district judges and district magistrate judges, with the goal of maximizing balance among each of the six judicial departments and among district judges and district magistrate judges; and one nonvoting representative of the Office of Judicial Administration.

All members of the Judicial Education Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Supreme Court. The terms of the inaugural members of the Committee established by this Rule shall be staggered: the terms of one representative of the appellate judges and seven representatives of the district judges and district magistrate judges for one year; the terms of six representatives of the district judges and district magistrate judges for two years; and the terms of six representatives of the district judges and district magistrate judges and one representative of the Office of Judicial Administration for three years. At the expiration of the terms of these inaugural members, the term of each succeeding member of the Committee shall be three years. With the exception of the representative of the Office of Judicial Administration, no member of the Committee shall be eligible for more than two consecutive terms.

In addition to the membership described above, the nonvoting Chair of the Judicial Education Advisory Committee shall be the Supreme Court justice who serves as liaison to the Committee, as designated from time to time by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Chair shall not be subject to a term limit.


[New Rule effective June 30, 2010]

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