02/21/2020
Judicial district nominating commission election results for March 2020

Judicial districts whose residents have voted to adopt a nonpartisan method for selecting judges have a judicial nominating commission that accepts nominations and interviews nominees. In the event of a district judge vacancy, the nominating commission forwards the names of ...

02/12/2020
Leben to leave Court of Appeals to teach at law school

Video message TOPEKA—Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Steve Leben will leave the court June 26 and join the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in the fall as a visiting professor. Leben was appointed to the court in 2007 after serving 14 years as...

02/07/2020
Supreme Court unveils new judicial branch website

  TOPEKA―The Kansas Supreme Court today unveiled a new judicial branch website that sports a bold new look, is mobile friendly, and reflects the modernization underway throughout the state court system. "Our courts have been working to modernize for several years, but...

02/07/2020
Dodge City lawyer selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Finney County

TOPEKA—The 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Timothy R. Woods, a Dodge City lawyer, to fill a magistrate judge vacancy in Finney County. The commission conducted public interviews of nominees for the position February 7 in Garden City. Six people had ...

02/06/2020
Supreme Court to conduct special evening session in Concordia

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session April 7 in Concordia as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize people with the Kansas judiciary. Supreme Court traveling docket The court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Tuesday,...

02/05/2020
3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy

TOPEKA—The 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 28, to interview 10 nominees to fill a district judge vacancy created when Chief Judge Evelyn Wilson left her position to become a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court on January ...

01/24/2020
Evelyn Wilson to be sworn in as justice on Supreme Court

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court will meet in special session at 2 p.m. Friday, January 24, to swear in Evelyn Wilson as the newest Supreme Court justice. Wilson fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Lee Johnson in September. Chief Justice Marla Luckert will ...

01/24/2020
Anderson appointed chief judge of 3rd Judicial District; other chief judges reappointed

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District Judge Richard Anderson as chief judge of the 3rd Judicial District effective January 24 through December 31, 2021. Anderson succeeds Judge Evelyn Wilson, who will be sworn in January 24 as a Supreme Court justice. She h...

01/23/2020
Chief Judge Jeffrey Gettler to sit with Supreme Court January 28

TOPEKA— Chief Judge Jeffrey Gettler of the 14th Judicial District has been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in two cases on the court's January 28 docket. After hearing oral arguments, Gettler will join Supreme Court justices in their de...

01/23/2020
District Judge John Weingart to sit with Supreme Court January 30

TOPEKA—District Judge John Weingart of the 22nd Judicial District has been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on the court's January 30 docket. After hearing oral arguments, Weingart will join Supreme Court justices in their deliberations ...