02/26/2021
​Chief justice announces plan to reinstate most time limitations and deadlines for court proceedings

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert said today she will reinstate most statutes of limitation and statutory time standards or deadlines that apply to judicial proceedings on April 15, 2021. Under legislation passed in 2020, during a state of disaster emergency the chief justic...

02/24/2021
Amy Fellows Cline to be sworn in as Kansas Court of Appeals judge February 26

TOPEKA—Amy Fellows Cline will be sworn in as a judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals at 11 a.m. Friday, February 26. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Court of Appeals YouTube channel . Chief Judge Karen Arnold-Burger will preside over the ceremony, with only Cl...

02/23/2021
13th Judicial District to join centralized case management system later than February

TOPEKA—The judicial branch announced today it will reschedule plans to bring courts in the 13th Judicial District onto a new centralized case management system in February. The Office of Judicial Administration is overseeing the project . It did not give a new date for cour...

02/23/2021
25th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for Finney County judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene March 12 to interview six nominees 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, Ham...

02/18/2021
Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program executive director to present two sessions at national conference

TOPEKA—Danielle Hall believes that for some lawyers, the stress of managing a law practice can lead to substance abuse, mental health issues, or violations of rules that guide ethical lawyer conduct. Since becoming executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Progra...

02/04/2021
4th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for judge vacancy in Osage County

TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Osage County created by Judge Shannon Rush's February 1 resignation. The 4th Judicial District is composed of Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage ...

01/29/2021
State judicial administrator to retire April 16

TOPEKA—Nancy Dixon, who has served as judicial administrator under the Kansas Supreme Court since 2011, announced today she will retire April 16. The judicial administrator is the state’s highest ranking nonjudicial employee in the Kansas judicial branch with significant re...

01/27/2021
Chief Justice Marla Luckert delivers State of the Judiciary address by video

TOPEKA—Chief Justice Marla Luckert today delivered her State of the Judiciary address by video and provided a more detailed 2021 State of the Judiciary to the governor, the chairs of the House and Senate judiciary committees, and all members of the Kansas Legislature. I...

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...