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News releases announcing actions in response to COVID-19

NEW 07-01-21: Chief justice reinstates additional statutory deadlines and time limitations beginning August 2

NEW 05-24-21: Supreme Court issues updated COVID-19 policies and procedures

NEW 03-31-21: Most time limitations, deadlines in court proceedings reinstated effective April 15, 2021
Missing deadlines or statutes of limitations can cause cases to be dismissed. 

05-28-21: Kansas Judicial Center to reopen to public June 1
05-28-21: A few suspensions of statutory time requirements in Administrative Order 2021-PR-020 still in effect

04-13-21: Supreme Court adopts emergency rules of procedure for hearings under Senate Bill 40
03-31-21: Chief justice reinstates most time limitations and deadlines in court proceedings effective April 15
02-26-21: Chief justice announces plan to reinstate most time limitations and deadlines for court proceedings

01-26-21: Chief justice issues order continuing suspension of time standards, deadlines
01-08-21: Chief justice continues suspension of deadlines, time limitations
12-15-20: Chief justice signs new administrative order continuing suspension of deadlines, time limitations

12-01-20: Supreme Court issues updated COVID-19 policies and procedures
11-20-20: Supreme Court temporary rule makes it easier for self-represented parties to file documents during pandemic
11-13-20: New administrative order continues to suspend statutes of limitation, statutory time standards, deadlines, and time limitations 

10-14-20: Chief justice signs new administrative order continuing suspension of deadlines, time limitations
09-28-20: Judicial branch awarded $3.52 million state grant for pandemic-related expenses
09-15-20: Chief justice signs new administrative order continuing suspension of deadlines, time limitations

08-04-20: Supreme Court issues administrative orders, guidance for courts to safely resume jury trials
08-03-20: Chief justice: Suspension of time limitations and deadlines will continue for now
07-24-20: Chief justice gives update on plan to reinstate time limitations and deadlines for court proceedings

07-10-20: Judicial branch awarded $1.6 million grant to help ensure Kansans' access to justice
07-02-20: Supreme Court requires face coverings in district, appellate court proceedings
06-29-20: Chief justice announces plan to reinstate time limitations and deadlines for court proceedings

06-16-20: Chief justice announces new administrative orders regarding safe operation of courts
06-08-20: Kansas Supreme Court appoints Ad Hoc Virtual Court Proceedings Committee
06-04-20: Supreme Court forms task force to examine safe use of juries during pandemic

05-28-20: Chief justice issues five administrative orders affecting court operations during pandemic
05-07-20: Chief justice seeking comment on suspension of deadlines
05-01-20: Chief justice issues new administrative orders for courts as state plans to reopen

04-08-20: Supreme Court issues orders affecting attorney registration and continuing legal education requirements
04-03-20: Supreme Court issues two new administrative orders in its COVID-19 pandemic response
03-30-20: Supreme Court issues administrative order to allow file-stamped copies when docketing an appeal

03-20-20: Supreme Court issues order to clarify emergency operations by state courts
03-18-20: State courts on emergency operations until further order
03-17-20: Kansas Court of Appeals cancels oral arguments in March, April

03-16-20: Kansas Supreme Court restricts Judicial Center access, cancels March oral arguments
03-12-20: Administrative order issued concerning COVID-19



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