10/21/2021
District Judge Steve Johnson to sit with Kansas Supreme Court October 29

TOPEKA— District Judge Steve Johnson will sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear and help decide one case on the court’s October 29 docket that will take place by videoconference.  After hearing oral arguments, Johnson will join Supreme Court justices in their delibera...

10/20/2021
3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy created when Chief Judge Richard Anderson retires December 11. The 3rd Judicial District is composed of Shawnee County. Justice Caleb Stegall, the Supreme Co...

10/18/2021
Schedule announced for 13th Judicial District move to new case management system

TOPEKA—The Office of Judicial Administration has announced the schedule for courts in the 13th Judicial District to transition to a new centralized case management system between October 26 and November 1. Track 2 courts Courts in the 13th Judicial District are known as...

10/15/2021
11th Judicial District Nominating Commission sends three nominees for district judge to governor

TOPEKA—The 11th 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 District Judge Oliver Kent Lynch's July 30 retirement. The 11th Judicial Di...

10/15/2021
3rd Judicial Nominating Commission to meet October 19

TOPEKA—The 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene via telephone conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, to discuss the nomination process to fill a district judge vacancy.   The vacancy will be created when Chief Judge Richard Anderson retires Decembe...

10/08/2021
11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Tuesday, October 12, to interview nominees to fill a district judge vacancy created by Oliver Kent Lynch's July 30 retirement.   The commission will convene at 8:50 a.m. and interviews will start at 9:30 a....

10/04/2021
11th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet October 5

TOPEKA—The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, via telephone conference to discuss interviewing candidates to fill a district judge vacancy.   The vacancy is created by Judge Oliver Kent Lynch’s July 30 retirement. ...

10/01/2021
13th Judicial District to move to new case management system November 1

TOPEKA—Officials in the Office of Judicial Administration announced today that courts in the 13th Judicial District will be brought onto a new centralized case management system November 1. The 13th Judicial District is composed of Butler, Elk, and Greenwood counties. Kelly...

09/30/2021
Kansas Supreme Court picks Gayle Larkin as next disciplinary administrator

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today it has selected Gayle Larkin to serve as disciplinary administrator and lead the office responsible for investigating attorney misconduct complaints.    Larkin’s appointment takes effect October 3. She will succeed Stan Haz...

09/28/2021
12th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet October 12

TOPEKA—The 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, via videoconference to interview a nominee to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Lincoln County created when Judge Brian Grace retires October 1. The 12th Judici...