October 2020 News Releases

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 ...

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

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 “Track 3” in the

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 ...

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

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 the State Finance Council's October 7 decision ...

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 ...

10/08/2020
8th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominations for district magistrate judge in Geary County

TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy for district magistrate judge in Geary County created by Judge Charles Zimmerman's January 11 retirement.

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10/08/2020
10th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for judge vacancy in Johnson County

TOPEKA—The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking 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.

Justice Evelyn Wilson, the Supreme Court departmental justice responsible for ...

10/07/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominations for district judge, district magistrate judge

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill vacancies for a district judge and a district magistrate judge.

Chief Judge Gary Nafziger of Jefferson County will ...

10/05/2020
Supreme Court Nominating Commission selects nominees to send to governor

TOPEKA — The Supreme Court Nominating Commission today voted on the names of three nominees for Supreme Court justice to send to Gov. Laura Kelly.

A letter from the nominating commission chair will be hand-delivered to the governor’s office during ...

10/05/2020
District Magistrate Judge Charles Zimmerman of Geary County to retire

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Charles Zimmerman of Geary County will retire January 11 after serving 14 years.

He was appointed judge in 2007. Geary County is part of the 8th Judicial District ...

10/02/2020
8th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet October 7

TOPEKA—The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, to review the nomination form and set the schedule for accepting nominations for a ...

10/02/2020
2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet October 6

TOPEKA—The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, to review nomination forms and set schedules for accepting nominations for two judge ...

10/01/2020
30th Judicial District Nominating Commission sends names of four nominees for judge to governor

TOPEKA—The 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission has sent the names of four nominees for district judge to Gov. Laura Kelly, who has 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy in Sumner County created ...