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...

01/11/2021
District Magistrate Judge Paul Monty to retire after 14 years of service

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Paul Monty will retire January 11 after serving 14 years in Washington County. He was appointed judge in the 12th Judicial District in 2007. He had been a private practice lawyer in Washington, Kansas, for 38 years. The 12th Judicial Distri...

01/08/2021
Chief justice continues 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 to issue  Ad...

01/07/2021
District Judge Timothy Chambers of Reno County to retire

TOPEKA—District Judge Timothy Chambers will retire January 11 after serving in the 27th Judicial District since 2001. Chambers was elected judge in the 27th Judicial District, which is composed of Reno County, after serving as county attorney and then district attorney. He ...

01/07/2021
Supreme Court appoints new member to Kansas Board of Law Examiners

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed Judge David Bruns to complete an unexpired term on the Kansas Board of Law Examiners . Bruns has served on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 2011. He succeeds Melissa Taylor Standridge, who was appointed a Kansas Supreme Court justi...

01/04/2021
Chief Justice Marla Luckert will deliver State of the Judiciary address by video

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert today announced she will deliver the State of the Judiciary address by video to protect the safety and well-being of members of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. A video of the annual address will be released the morning o...