04/10/2024
4th Judicial District Nominating Commission announces interview schedule for district magistrate judge vacancy

Update: The interview schedule has changed. TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, to interview nominees to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Franklin County.   The vacancy was created by the March 1...

04/01/2024
Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral argument at two colleges in Cowley County

TOPEKA—A three-judge panel from the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral argument April 9 and 10 at two colleges in Cowley County and the public is invited to attend.   On Tuesday, April 9, the panel will hear one case in the Richardson Auditorium on the Southwestern Co...

04/01/2024
Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral argument at Johnson County Community College

TOPEKA—A three-judge panel from the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear oral argument Tuesday, April 9, at Johnson County Community College.   Oral argument will begin at 9 a.m. in Hudson Auditorium on Johnson County Community College campus at 12345 College Boulevard in Ov...

03/29/2024
Supreme Court announces cases for April 23 special session in Lansing

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court announced the two cases it will hear in a special session Tuesday, April 23, in Lansing, the next destination in the court's ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary. Th...

03/27/2024
Supreme Court accepting public comment on updates to child support guidelines

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on proposed updates to child support guidelines that took effect January 1. The Supreme Court will accept comment through an online survey until 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.  A strikethrough version of the guide...

03/25/2024
4th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet March 26

TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to discuss nominations and set the interview schedule for the district magistrate judge vacancy in Franklin County.   The vacancy was created by the March 1 retirement of D...

03/08/2024
Nominating commission election results for lawyer members released

TOPEKA—The clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court released the results of elections for lawyer members for several judicial district nominating commissions. The newly elected lawyer members replaced lawyer members whose terms expired March 4.  2024 election results

02/22/2024
31st Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district magistrate judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Woodson County created by District Magistrate Judge Thomas Mikulka’s January 8 death. The 31st Judicial District is composed of Allen, Neosho, Wils...

02/22/2024
Kansas to offer NextGen bar examination beginning July 2028

TOPEKA – Effective July 2028, Kansas will administer the  NextGen bar examination  currently in development with the  National Conference of Bar Examiners . The NextGen bar exam will replace the Uniform Bar Examination administered in Kansas since 2016. The Uniform Bar Exam ...

02/21/2024
Supreme Court appoints Judge Shannon Schmidt to the District Magistrate Judges Certification Committee

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court appointed District Magistrate Judge Shannon Schmidt to the District Magistrate Judges Certification Committee. Schmidt is a district magistrate judge in Smith County in the 17th Judicial District. She fills the unexpired term of District Ma...