07/19/2024
Kansas Supreme Court temporarily suspends four-hour processing requirement

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2024-RL-065 today to temporarily suspend the requirement that all electronically filed documents be processed within four business hours. The court took the action after case management systems used by district ...

07/15/2024
Chief Judge Karen Arnold-Burger elected to American Law Institute

TOPEKA—Chief Judge Karen Arnold-Burger of the Kansas Court of Appeals has been elected to the American Law Institute , a leading independent organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. “It is an understatement to say I ...

07/10/2024
Emily Hartz named director of Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

TOPEKA—Lawrence attorney Emily Hartz has been named executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program .    She succeeds Danielle Hall, who has taken a new role in the Office of Judicial Administration.   The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program provides for i...

07/08/2024
July 9 Court of Appeals dockets changed from in person to videoconference

TOPEKA—Kansas Court of Appeals dockets scheduled Tuesday, July 9, in Topeka and Wichita will not be in person as originally scheduled and will instead be by Zoom videoconference. Both dockets are scheduled at 9 a.m. July 9. One was to take place at the U.S. Courthouse in W...

07/02/2024
Supreme Court reinstates four-business-hour processing requirement

TOPEKA—The Supreme Court filed Administrative Order 2024-RL-061 yesterday, which reinstates a requirement that courts process filed documents within four business hours.  The processing requirement in Supreme Court Rule 23(c)(2) was suspended following the October 12 c...

06/28/2024
Efiling to resume in Kansas appellate courts July 1, become mandatory July 8

TOPEKA—Electronic filing in existing Kansas appellate cases will resume July 1 and become mandatory July 8, ending most paper-only processes in place since an October 2023 cybersecurity incident impacted the Kansas court system. Restoring electronic filing in appellate cou...

06/26/2024
Kansas judicial branch will change domain from .org to .gov

TOPEKA—The Kansas court system is changing its domain from .org to .gov and it will appear first on the judicial branch website and some of its online systems and information portals.  On July 1, the domain will change to .gov on the judicial branch website, the online a...

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 ...