01/26/2021
Chief justice issues order continuing suspension of time standards, deadlines

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert issued a new administrative order today continuing to suspend statutes of limitation, statutory time standards, deadlines, and time limitations started under earlier orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckert's action to issue  Ad...

01/22/2021
Jason Cohorst selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Washington County

TOPEKA—The 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Jason Cohorst of Hanover to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Washington County. The commission conducted public interviews of nominees by videoconference January 22. Cohorst's new position wil...

01/22/2021
25th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for Finney County judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy in Finney County created by Judge Ricklin Pierce's January 13 retirement. The 25th Judicial District is composed of Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott, and...

01/21/2021
Dickinson County District Court offices to close for temporary relocation

TOPEKA—Dickinson County District Court offices will be closed Monday, February 1, through Wednesday, February 3, while they are moved to a temporary location to allow for the renovation of the Dickinson County Courthouse. During the three-day closure, court staff can be cont...

01/20/2021
District Magistrate Judge Shelley Selfridge of Lane County retired January 11

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Shelley Selfridge retired January 11 after serving 24 years in Lane County. Selfridge was elected judge in 1996. Lane County is part of the 24th Judicial District, which also is composed of Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, and Rush cou...

01/19/2021
District Magistrate Judge Vernon Butt of Stanton County retired January 11

TOPEKA— District Magistrate Judge Vernon Butt of Stanton County retired January 11 after 16 years of service. Butt was elected judge in 2004. Stanton County is part of the 26th Judicial District, which also is composed of Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, and Stevens counties...

01/18/2021
Chief justice closes Kansas Judicial Center Tuesday and Wednesday

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert announced that the Kansas Judicial Center will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 and January 20, consistent with actions taken by the governor to close buildings in the Capitol Complex used by the executive branch of state governme...

01/15/2021
12th Judicial District Nominating Commission announces interview schedule for magistrate judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 12th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by videoconference January 22 to interview nominees to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Washington County created by Judge Paul Monty's January 11 retirement. The 12th Judicial District is comp...

01/15/2021
Supreme Court accepting public comment on rule amendments affecting Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on amendments to a rule governing the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program . Comments may be made by email to scrulespubliccomment@kscourts.org until noon February 15. The subject line must read “Rule 233.” The pro...

01/13/2021
Ellen Neufeld selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in McPherson County

TOPEKA—The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Ellen Neufeld to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in McPherson County. The commission conducted public interviews of nominees by videoconference January 12. Neufeld's new position will be effectiv...