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Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices for Eviction Proceedings


The committee identifies best practices for eviction proceedings with the goal to reduce court filings, quickly resolve cases, and enhance housing stability for the benefit of landlords and tenants..


The Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices for Eviction Proceeding Initial Report released in 2022 offers recommendations on amending forms, establishing eviction resolution programs, creating educational materials about the eviction process, and capturing data about eviction.


  • Judge Sarah Warner, Kansas Court of Appeals, chair

  • District Court Judge Courtney Mikesic, 29th Judicial District

  • District Magistrate Judge Christopher Velez, 25th Judicial District

  • District Court Judge Rodger Woods, 18th Judicial District

  • Amber Ballard, trial court clerk IV, 7th Judicial District

  • Tracy Hays, trial court clerk V, 18th Judicial District

  • Jessica Albers, president, Apartment Association of Greater Wichita

  • Erin Beckerman, attorney, Topeka

  • Michelle Ewert, associate professor, Washburn School of Law

  • L. Donald Huelson, attorney, Olathe

  • ​Casey Johnson, attorney, Kansas City

  • Kerry Kinkade, attorney, Lenexa

  • ​Bobbie Lee Riling, attorney, Lawrence

  • Paul Shipp, attorney, Manhattan


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