07/29/2021
9th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy created when Judge Joe Dickinson retires September 18.   The 9th Judicial District is composed of Harvey and McPherson counties.   Justice Melissa Standr...

07/29/2021
25th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy created when Judge Robert Frederick retires January 22, 2022. The 25th Judicial District  is composed of Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott, and Wichita...

07/28/2021
11th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy created when Judge Oliver Kent Lynch retires August 1, 2021.   The 11th Judicial District is composed of Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette counties.   Justi...

07/28/2021
UPDATED: 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet July 28

Commission will discuss process to fill district judge vacancy TOPEKA—The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by Zoom videoconference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, to discuss the nomination process to fill a district judge vacancy. The vacancy will...

07/26/2021
9th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet July 28

TOPEKA—The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by Zoom videoconference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, to discuss the nomination process to fill a district judge vacancy.  The vacancy will be created when Chief Judge Joe Dickinson retires September 18. ...

07/23/2021
11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet July 27

Commission will discuss process to fill district judge vacancy TOPEKA—The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, to discuss the nomination process to fill a district judge vacancy. The vacancy is creat...

07/22/2021
Lori Bolton Fleming named chief judge in 11th Judicial District

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District Judge Lori Bolton Fleming to serve as chief judge of the 11th Judicial District from June 1 through December 31, 2021. Fleming succeeds Chief Judge Oliver Kent Lynch, who will retire July 30. The 11th Judicial Dist...

07/22/2021
Judge Oliver Kent Lynch to retire after serving 16 years in 11th Judicial District

TOPEKA—Judge Oliver Kent Lynch will retire July 30 from the 11th Judicial District after serving 16 years as a judge, including four years as chief judge. Lynch was appointed judge in 2005. He served as chief judge from 2017 until May 31, 2021, when he stepped back from t...

07/20/2021
Stan Hazlett to retire after 34 years with attorney discipline office

TOPEKA—Stan Hazlett argued his last attorney discipline case before the Kansas Supreme Court at the end of May. It was like all the other times he appeared before the court in his 34 years with the Kansas Office of the Disciplinary Administrator  with one exception. When...

07/14/2021
13 apply to fill two judge vacancies in 8th Judicial District

District nominating commission will conduct public interviews August 18 TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission reports that 13 people applied to fill two district judge vacancies within the district.  The vacancies are due to two retirements. Judge Steven ...