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The Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has trained client representatives who link callers to lawyers in private practice who have knowledge and skills in a particular area of law. Each lawyer sets his or her own fees and charges, but the caller decides whether to retain the lawyer. 

Check the status of a Kansas attorney's license. Information includes current status and contact information. 


Limited representation 

You can hire a lawyer to advise you, or to complete only some parts of your case, based on what you can afford to pay. Hiring a lawyer to provide limited help while you represent yourself helps ensure your rights are protected and that you know what to do at different stages of your case. 

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Information and advice 

Legal service programs offer information and advice. They may also provide legal representation on some civil legal issues.

Kansas Legal Services: 800-723-6953 

  • Kansas Legal Services is a statewide nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping low-income Kansans meet their basic needs by providing essential legal, mediation, and employment training services. Its free or low-cost services are offered to Kansas residents involved in civil cases who meet eligibility requirements related to income, case type, and other criteria, like age or county of residence. 

  • The toll-free number operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Access to Justice Advice Line: 800-675-5860 

  • The Access to Justice Advice Line is open to income-eligible Kansas residents who need help with civil or domestic legal matters. Advice is offered over the phone by a paralegal supervised by a Kansas Legal Services attorney. Callers who have incomes that exceed 400 percent of the poverty level, who have a direct conflict of interest, or who are calling about an ineligible legal matter—like a criminal charge or traffic offense—are offered other options, including informational brochures, referrals to community resources, help locating an attorney, or legal advice for $3 per minute. 

Kansas Elder Law Hotline: 888-353-5337 

  • The hotline serves any Kansas resident aged 60 or older without regard to income. The hotline provides senior citizens access to an attorney to advise them about legal questions in civil cases and referrals to other resources when needed.


​Judges' authority to restrict court filings 

Litigants have a right to access the courts, but this right is neither absolute nor unconditional. The Kansas Supreme Court's Access to Justice Committee summarized caselaw and statutes that may be imposed to restrict filings by litigants who repeatedly file frivolous, malicious, or duplicative pleadings. This summary of authorities does not constitute a rule or order of the court. 

Summary of Authorities for Judges Considering Whether to Restrict Court Filings

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