05/14/2020
Kansas will offer Uniform Bar Exam July 28-29

TOPEKA – Today, after considering the National Conference of Bar Examiners May 5, 2020, announcement that it will make a Uniform Bar Examination available for July, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed its April, 17, 2020, plan to administer the examination on July 28 and 29...

05/12/2020
Eight more district courts to process marriage licenses

TOPEKA—Eight more district courts will resume issuing marriage licenses using a process that doesn't require in-person contact. District courts in Barton, Leavenworth, Lyon, Miami, Pawnee, Reno, Saline, and Thomas counties will begin processing new marriage license applicati...

05/12/2020
Pandemic response delays expansion of centralized case management system

TOPEKA—The Kansas judicial branch plan to launch a new centralized case management system in six more judicial districts in June is delayed. Statewide orders limiting in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic prevented in-person training and data review by district cour...

05/11/2020
10th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy in Johnson County created by District Judge Sara Welch’s July 1 retirement. The 10th Judicial District is composed of Johnson County. Justice Evelyn Wilson, the S...

05/08/2020
Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments by videoconference

TOPEKA—For the first time in its history, Kansas Court of Appeals judges will appear remotely to hear oral argument by videoconference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. The oral arguments will be livestreamed on YouTube . "Kansas courts are committed to delivering timely justic...

05/07/2020
Chief justice seeking comment on suspension of deadlines

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert is accepting public comment until noon Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on next steps related to current orders suspending deadlines and time limitations in judicial proceedings. Authority Chief Justice Luckert used authority grant...

05/07/2020
10th Judicial District to join statewide centralized case management system

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today the 10th Judicial District will join the state's other judicial districts and the appellate courts on a new centralized case management system that will transform the way state courts serve the people of Kansas. "In the interes...

05/06/2020
Kansas Supreme Court appoints Christina Lucas to Municipal Court Clerks Education Committee

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed Christina Lucas, municipal court administrator for the city of Pittsburg, to fill an unexpired term on the Municipal Court Clerks Education Committee.  Lucas will serve until June 30, 2021.  Lucas has been the municipal court admini...

05/06/2020
10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to convene May 7

TOPEKA—The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by videoconference at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, to discuss the nomination process for selecting a district judge to fill a vacancy created by District Judge Sara Welch’s July 1 retirement. The agenda includes...

04/30/2020
Wichita lawyer appointed to Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program board

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed Christopher Garcia to the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program board. Garcia, a Wichita lawyer, will serve a term ending June 30, 2025. Garcia has practiced criminal law since 1997 and has specialized in working with alcoholics and add...