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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

Rules Relating to Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Appellate Practice

Court of Appeals Internal Operating Procedures


A. Screening Procedures

A case is ready to be set on a docket after the time has ended for filing both the appellant's and the appellee's briefs. All ready cases are given an initial screening to determine complexity so that a balanced docket can be prepared.

B. Research Memoranda

The assistant counsel to the Chief Judge shall assign a research attorney to each case on a court docket, and the research attorney is responsible for the timely preparation of a prehearing memorandum to assist the assigned panel in the further development of underlying facts and applicable law in each case. For simple summary calendar cases, the cases may be submitted to the panel without a prehearing memorandum.

C. Summary Calendar Cases

Summary calendar cases are placed on regular dockets to be decided without oral argument as provided in Supreme Court Rule 7.02(f).

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