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...

02/16/2024
Trego County district magistrate judge receives statewide award

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Richard Flax of Trego County received the Lee Nusser Award for Outstanding Magistrate Judge of 2023 at the association’s annual meeting. Flax serves in the 23rd Judicial District, which consists of Ellis, Gove, Rooks, and Trego counties. ...

02/16/2024
Retired judge from northwest Kansas recognized with statewide award

TOPEKA—The Kansas District Judges Association presented its Award for Judicial Excellence to retired Judge Jack Burr during a statewide conference for judges. Burr was nominated for the award by District Magistrate Judge Steve Unruh of the 15th Judicial District, which is...

02/15/2024
Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association elects officers

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Regine Thompson was elected president of the Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association. The organization, open to all state district magistrate judges, elected officers to serve in 2024. Thompson serves in Republic County of the 12th...

02/15/2024
Kansas District Judges Association elects officers

TOPEKA—The Kansas District Judges Association, an organization open to all state district court judges, has elected officers to serve the organization in 2024. District Judge Brenda Cameron was elected president. She serves in the 10th Judicial District, which is Johnson C...

02/14/2024
31st Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet February 16

TOPEKA—The 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by conference call at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 16, to set the schedule to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy.   The vacancy was created by the January 8 death of District Magistrate Judge Thomas...

02/06/2024
Danielle Hall awarded Carol Foreman Medal of Civility

TOPEKA—Danielle Hall, executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, was awarded the 2023 Carol Foreman Medal of Civility by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association. “I was both wonderfully surprised and grateful to receive the Carol Foreman Medal of Civility...

01/30/2024
4th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district magistrate judge vacancy

TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission is seeking nominations to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy in Franklin County created by District Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball’s March 1 retirement. The 4th Judicial District is composed of Anderson, Coffey, ...