08/04/2020
Kansas Court of Appeals panel will hear oral arguments by videoconference August 11

TOPEKA—Kansas Court of Appeals judges will hear one appeal by videoconference Tuesday, August 11. The oral arguments will be livestreamed on YouTube . Judge G. Gordon Atcheson is the presiding judge and is joined by Judges David Bruns and Anthony Powell for the August 11 d...

08/03/2020
New Supreme Court justice to be sworn in August 3

TOPEKA—Keynen "KJ" Wall Jr., Lawrence, will be sworn in as a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court in a private ceremony at 11 a.m. today, August 3, at the Kansas Judicial Center. Chief Justice Marla Luckert will preside at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on the Su...

08/03/2020
Kansas Court of Appeals panel will hear oral arguments by videoconference August 10

TOPEKA—Kansas Court of Appeals judges will hear appeals by videoconference Monday, August 10. The oral arguments will be livestreamed on YouTube . Judge Stephen Hill is the presiding judge and is joined by Judge Thomas Malone and Senior Judge Richard Walker for the August ...

08/03/2020
Chief justice: Suspension of time limitations and deadlines will continue for now

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert said today she will not reinstate statutes of limitation and statutory time standards or deadlines that apply to conducting or processing of judicial proceedings on August 17. Luckert had announced June 29 she planned to reinstate most ti...

07/30/2020
Supreme Court appoints two to Kansas Board of Law Examiners

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed Jacy Hurst of Lawrence and C. Edward Watson of Wichita to five-year terms on the Kansas Board of Law Examiners . Hurst is a lawyer and partner at Kutak Rock, Kansas City, Mo. She succeeds Laura Ice, vice president and general counse...

07/30/2020
30th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for judge vacancy in Sumner County

TOPEKA — The 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy in Sumner County created when Judge R. Scott McQuin retires August 15. The 30th Judicial District is composed of Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, and Sumner cou...

07/29/2020
1st Judicial District Nominating Commission sends names of three nominees for judge to governor

TOPEKA—The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission has sent the names of three nominees for district judge to Gov. Laura Kelly, who has 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy created by the July 17 retirement of Leavenworth County Judge Michael Gibbens. The 1st Ju...

07/28/2020
Supreme Court reappoints Lawrence lawyer to Admissions Review Committee

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed James Oliver to a three-year term on the Admissions Review Committee. Oliver will serve a term that began July 1 and ends June 30, 2023. He is a lawyer at Foulston & Siefkin, Overland Park. The committee, composed of three practic...

07/28/2020
Jason Parks selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Ottawa County

TOPEKA—The 28th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Jason Parks to fill a magistrate judge vacancy in Ottawa County. The commission met July 28 by videoconference and interviewed three nominees for the position. The meeting was broadcast live over YouTube. ...

07/28/2020
Supreme Court reappoints two, appoints another to Kansas Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed Doni Mooberry and Michelle Slinkard to the Kansas Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee. Mooberry is a Lawrence lawyer. Slinkard is a Topeka lawyer. They will serve terms that began July 1 and end June 30, 2024. The Supreme ...