Guidance for attorneys and self-represented litigants
The Kansas judicial branch experienced a security incident that disrupted the information systems on which state courts operate.
Q: When will I be able to search court case information?
A: You may schedule an appointment to visit the Kansas Judicial Center to search district court case information. Searches must be done in person and by appointment. For more, visit: public access service center.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of pages in a filing I submit by fax?
A: Administrative Order 2023-CC-074 supersedes Supreme Court Rules 119 and 1.08. Fax machine capacity can vary by location. Contact the court where you plan to file to ask about page limits.
Q: Will the clerk take care of getting service paperwork to the sheriff’s office?
A: No. Just like in eFlex, attorneys are responsible for getting a file-stamped copy for service from the clerk’s office to take to the sheriff’s office.
Q: How do I get a judge’s signature on a proposed order?
A: First, include an actual signature line and the judge’s name on the proposed order that needs a signature. Then either fax, mail, or hand deliver it to the court clerk office. If you would like a file-stamped copy returned to you, provide an extra copy for the clerk.
Q: Sometimes I pay a fee when I efile. Is my credit card (or electronic banking) information safe?
A: Yes. Kansas courts use third-party vendors to process electronic payments.
Q: Can I file by fax?
A: Yes. Administrative Order 2023-CC-074 states that all parties are allowed to file by facsimile while the order is in effect. The only exception is when a payment must be made with the filing.
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Q: I usually complete service through eFlex. How will that work?
A: Include a certificate of service with every document you file.
Q: I've never drafted a certificate of service on paper. Is there an example?
A: Sample certificates of service are in the forms section of Kansas Judicial Council website. The certificate of service is on the last page
Q: Will judges have copies of filings?
A: Send the judge courtesy copies of recently filed motions, responses, or documents that are relevant to your hearing.
Q: I sent a motion through efiling last week. Does the court have it?
A: If you don't have a file stamped copy of a document, give a paper copy to the clerk's office for filing.
Q: I sent an order to the judge last week. Did it get signed?
A: Contact the judge's office to ask if it was signed. If it wasn't, take a paper copy to the judge for review.