05/30/2024
Kansas district courts finish working through backlog of paper filings

TOPEKA—Kansas district courts affected by an October 12 cybersecurity incident have finished working through a backlog of new cases and paper documents filed while court information systems were offline from mid-October to early January.  District courts in 104 counties sw...

05/22/2024
Zelda Schlotterbeck selected for district magistrate judge position in Woodson County

TOPEKA—The 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Zelda Schlotterbeck to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Woodson County. Schlotterbeck's new position will be effective on her swearing-in. She currently serves as Woodson County Attorney.  T...

05/15/2024
31st Judicial District Nominating Commission announces interview schedule for district magistrate judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, to interview nominees to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Woodson County. The vacancy was created by the January 8 death of District Magistrate Thomas Mikulka. The ...

05/08/2024
Barton County District Court offices move back to courthouse

TOPEKA—Barton County District Court offices will move back into the Barton County Courthouse after operating from a temporary location while work to renovate the courthouse was underway. During the week starting May 13, court offices will move from their temporary location...

05/06/2024
Kansas Office of Judicial Administration to contact individuals affected by court system cybersecurity incident

TOPEKA—The Kansas Office of Judicial Administration worked with a vendor to contact individuals whose personal information was accessed during an October 12 cybersecurity incident to provide them more information about the incident and resources that will be made available to...

05/03/2024
David Braun selected for district magistrate judge position in Franklin County

TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected David Braun to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Franklin County. Braun’s new position will be effective on his swearing-in. He currently is in private practice at Braun Law. He fills a vacancy c...

04/30/2024
Supreme Court statement on passing of retired Justice Fred Six

TOPEKA—Speaking on behalf of the Kansas Supreme Court, Chief Justice Marla Luckert issued the following statement on the April 27 passing of retired Justice Fred Six .  “Justice Six was a dedicated public servant of the highest order. As a justice, he will be remembered f...

04/25/2024
New attorneys to take state and federal oaths April 26

TOPEKA—Applicants who successfully passed the Kansas bar examination will be sworn in as Kansas attorneys at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, at the Kansas Judicial Center.  New attorneys can choose to be sworn in during the ceremony Friday or at another time by a state or fede...

04/22/2024
Longtime court clerk coming out of retirement to serve as honorary bailiff for Supreme Court

TOPEKA—Donna Oswald had worked for the Atchison County District Court for more than 45 years when she retired in 2022. Now she’s been called out of retirement for one more act of service to the Kansas court system. The Kansas Supreme Court invited Oswald to serve as honor...

04/18/2024
31st Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet April 19

TOPEKA—The 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, to discuss nominees and set the interview schedule to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Woodson County. The vacancy was created by the January 8 death of District Ma...