10/29/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet October 30

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, to review nominee applications for two judge vacancies. Chief Judge Gary Nafziger of Jefferson County will retire January 11. District Magistrate Ju...

10/23/2020
Jeff Elder named chief judge in 2nd Judicial District

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District Judge Jeff Elder to serve as chief judge of the 2nd Judicial District effective January 11 through December 31, 2021. Elder succeeds Chief Judge Gary Nafziger, who will retire in January. Nafziger has served as chief ju...

10/23/2020
Steve Johnson named chief judge in 20th Judicial District

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District Judge Steve Johnson to serve as chief judge of the 20th Judicial District effective January 11 through December 31, 2021. Johnson succeeds Chief Judge Mike Keeley, who will retire in January. Keeley has served as chief ...

10/22/2020
District Magistrate Judge Joey Duncan of Gray County to retire

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Joey Duncan will retire December 31 after serving 20 years in Gray County. Duncan was elected judge in 2000 and has served five four-year terms. In addition to his duties in Gray County, he has overseen juvenile and civil cases in Ford Count...

10/21/2020
Courts in 8th and 21st Judicial Districts to briefly stop taking electronic filings, electronic payments

TOPEKA—Courts in the 8th and 21st Judicial Districts will not accept electronic filings and electronic payments from 5 p.m. October 28 to noon October 29. Track 1 courts The judicial districts are known collectively as “Track 1” in the Kansas eCourt Statewide Rollout Pla...

10/21/2020
17 courts in 6 judicial districts to move to new case management system

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today that courts in six judicial districts in east and southeast Kansas are scheduled to convert to a new case management system between October 27 and November 2. Track 3 courts The judicial districts are known collectively as “...

10/20/2020
Thirteen district judges to sit with Kansas Supreme Court during October docket

TOPEKA—Thirteen district judges from across the state will join the Kansas Supreme Court to hear and help decide cases on the court's October 26–30, 2020, docket that will take place virtually. They will fill a vacancy on the bench created by Justice Carol Beier's retireme...

10/16/2020
Supreme Court accepting comment on proposed rule for foreign language court interpreters

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that will require foreign language court interpreters to complete a free online orientation program before providing services in Kansas courts. Language in proposed Supreme Court Rule 1705 wil...

10/14/2020
Chief justice signs new administrative order continuing suspension of deadlines, time limitations

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 follows th...

10/08/2020
District Judge Thomas Foster to retire November 29

TOPEKA—District Judge Thomas Foster of the 10th Judicial District will retire November 29 after 21 years of service. Foster became a judge in 1999 and was chief judge from 2009 to 2013. The 10th Judicial District is composed of Johnson County. He has worked to improve chil...