November 2020 News Releases

11/23/2020
1st Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy

TOPEKA—The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene December 11 to interview nominees to fill a district judge vacancy in Atchison County created by Judge Robert Bednar's January 11 ...

11/20/2020
Supreme Court temporary rule makes it easier for self-represented parties to file documents during pandemic

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court adopted a temporary rule today to help people who represent themselves in court by allowing them to file documents in a case by mail, fax, or drop box during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The intent of the temporary rule to is to establish procedures that increase access to justice while protecting the ...

11/19/2020
New attorneys to take state oath by videoconference November 20

TOPEKA—Applicants who successfully passed the September 20 Kansas bar examination will be sworn in as Kansas attorneys Friday, November 20.

Chief Justice Marla Luckert of the Supreme Court and Chief Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, congratulated the news attorneys by 

11/18/2020
Angela Anderson selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Wabaunsee County

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Angela Anderson to fill a magistrate judge vacancy in Wabaunsee County.

The commission conducted public interviews of nominees by ...

11/17/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission sends names of three nominees for judge to governor

TOPEKA— The 2nd 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 Jefferson County vacancy ...

11/17/2020
Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association elects 2020-21 officers

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Jenifer Ashford was elected president of the Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association.

The ...

11/17/2020
Kansas District Judges Association elects 2020-21 officers

TOPEKA—The Kansas District Judges Association, an organization open to all state district court judges, has elected officers to serve the organization ...

11/16/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees by videoconference

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will interview nominees by videoconference Tuesday, November 17, to fill vacancies for a district judge and a district magistrate judge that are the result ...

11/13/2020
New administrative order continues to suspend statutes of limitation, statutory time standards, deadlines, and 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 the State Finance Council's decision today to extend ...

11/13/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission amends interview schedule for district judge, district magistrate judge nominees

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission agreed to interview an additional nominee when it convenes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, at the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka.

The ...

11/13/2020
9th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for magistrate judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 9th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in McPherson County created by Judge Steve Hilgers' January 8 retirement.

11/12/2020
8th Judicial District Nominating Commission extends deadline for nominations for district magistrate judge in Geary County

TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission is extending the deadline to receive nominations to fill a vacancy for district magistrate judge in Geary County created by Judge Charles Zimmerman's ...

11/10/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet November 13

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 9 a.m. Friday, November 13, to reconsider a nominee's application for a district magistrate judge vacancy in ...

11/10/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission sets interview schedule for district judge, district magistrate judge nominees

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, at the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka to interview nominees to fill vacancies for a district judge and a ...

11/10/2020
District Judge Robert Bednar to retire January 11

TOPEKA—District Judge Robert Bednar of the 1st Judicial District will retire January 11 after 22 years of service.

Bednar became a judge in ...

11/09/2020
Russell County district magistrate judge receives statewide award

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Marty Clark of Russell County received the Lee Nusser Award for Outstanding Magistrate Judge of 2020.

The ...

11/09/2020
Long-serving chief judge recognized for judicial excellence

TOPEKA—The Kansas District Judges Association presented its Award for Judicial Excellence to Chief Judge Michael Powers of Marion during a recent ...

11/06/2020
8th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet November 10

TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, to discuss seeking additional nominees for a district magistrate judge vacancy in ...

11/06/2020
10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to review nominees for judge vacancy in Johnson County

TOPEKA—The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet November 20 to review nominations to fill a district judge vacancy in Johnson County created when Judge Thomas Foster retires November 29.

The 10th Judicial District is composed of Johnson County.

The nominating ...

11/06/2020
Pretrial Justice Task Force delivers report to Supreme Court

TOPEKA—After two years of rigorous study and collecting input from a wide range of experts and stakeholders, the Ad Hoc Pretrial Justice Task Force delivered its final report to the Kansas Supreme Court today.

The 84-page

11/05/2020
1st Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district judge vacancy in Atchison County created by Judge Robert Bednar's January 11 retirement.

The 1st ...