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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507

Office of Judicial Administration
Telephone:
 785.296.2256
Fax:  785.296.7076
Email: info@kscourts.org

Appellate Clerk's Office
Telephone:
 785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org

News Releases

See the Archives for new releases dating back to 1997

10/18/19: Supreme Court Nominating Commission sends names of nominees to governor
10/16/19: Supreme Court Nominating Commission accepting applications for December court vacancy
10/15/19: 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for Douglas County vacancy
10/11/19: International groups learn about Kansas judicial system in visits to Topeka
10/11/19: Kansas Supreme Court adopts updated child support guidelines
10/09/19: Leoti woman selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Wichita County
10/04/19: 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Finney County
10/03/19: Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel to retire from 7th Judicial District
10/03/19: Nominees sought for district magistrate judge vacancy in 31st Judicial District

09/27/19: 31st Judicial District Nominating Commission to convene October 2
09/26/19: Longtime district court employee to serve as honorary bailiff
09/24/19: Interview schedule announced for district magistrate judge vacancy in Wichita County
09/24/19: Interview schedule announced for district judge vacancy in Finney County
09/20/19: Lawrence lawyer honored for outstanding service to continuing legal education in Kansas
09/20/19: District Judge Jeffry Jack to retire in January 2020
09/20/19: New attorneys to take state and federal oaths in September 27 ceremonies
09/19/19: Supreme Court announces cases for October 7 special session at El Dorado
09/18/19: Supreme Court Nominating Commission to interview applicants October 17 and 18
09/10/19: Kansas State University to host Kansas Court of Appeals
09/10/19: Fort Scott Community College to host Kansas Court of Appeals
09/09/19: Five nominees to be interviewed for district judge vacancy in Finney County
09/09/19: Three nominees to be interviewed for district magistrate judge vacancy in Wichita County
09/05/19: District Judge Constance Alvey to sit with Kansas Supreme Court September 12
09/04/19: District Judge Eric Godderz to sit with Kansas Supreme Court September 10
09/04/19: Bethany College to host Kansas Court of Appeals
09/03/19: Twenty apply for Supreme Court vacancy
09/03/19: District Judge Mark Ward to sit with Kansas Supreme Court September 9

08/23/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Shawnee County
08/21/19: Chief Judge Jeff Goering to sit with Kansas Supreme Court in El Dorado
08/19/19: 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission selects district magistrate judge in Kingman County
08/16/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission schedules interviews for judge vacancy
08/14/19: Kansas Court of Appeals to mark Constitution Day with sessions on three campuses
08/08/19: Sarah Warner to join Kansas Court of Appeals in August 8 ceremony
08/07/19: 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district judge vacancy in Finney County
08/07/19: 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for district magistrate vacancy in Wichita County
08/05/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy

07/31/19: Kansas Court of Appeals announces August 8 swearing-in ceremony for Sarah Warner
07/30/19: Three to represent judicial branch on criminal justice reform commission
07/30/19: Kansas Supreme Court appoints new members to Access to Justice Committee
07/26/19: Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to retire December 17
07/24/19: 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission submits four nominees for district judge vacancy in Riley County
07/24/19: New member joins eCourt Steering Committee
07/24/19: 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for district magistrate vacancy
07/23/19: 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission announces interview schedule for judge vacancy nominees
07/23/19: Supreme Court Nominating Commission accepting nominations for upcoming court vacancy
07/18/19: Kansas Supreme Court appoints two to Municipal Court Clerks Education Committee
07/17/19: Two judges appointed to Municipal Court Judges Education Committee
07/15/19: Five appointed to Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission
07/11/19: Judge Alford reappointed to District Magistrate Judges Certification Committee
07/10/19: Justice Lee Johnson to retire September 8
07/09/19: Two reappointed to Judicial Education Advisory Committee
07/08/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Committee seeks nominees for judge vacancy in Shawnee County
07/02/19: Supreme Court appoints members to Task Force on Permanency Planning
07/02/19: Five appointed to Alternative Dispute Resolution Council

06/28/19: 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy
06/28/19: Five appointed to Language Access Committee
06/28/19: New member appointed to Kansas Judicial Council
06/27/19: Retired judge reappointed to Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel
06/27/19: Two new members appointed, one reappointed to Client Protection Fund Commission
06/26/19: New chief judge appointed for 18th Judicial District
06/26/19: Updates to Kansas child support guidelines open for public comment
06/25/19: Chief Judge James Fleetwood to retire from 18th Judicial District
06/25/19: New member named, two reappointed to Chief Judges Council
06/24/19: Supreme Court to conduct special evening session in El Dorado
06/20/19: Three appointed to Judges Assistance Committee
06/20/19: New member named, two reappointed to Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters
06/18/19: 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks nominees for magistrate judge vacancy in Kingman County
06/18/19: Kingman County District Magistrate Judge Roseanna Mathis to retire
06/17/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Shawnee County
06/10/19: District judge follows father's footsteps, serves on Court of Appeals panel
06/07/19: District Judge Mark Braun to retire July 12 after 13 years of service
06/06/19: New chief judge appointed for 21st Judicial District

05/31/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for judge vacancy in Shawnee County
05/30/19: 21st Judicial District Nominating Committee seeks nominees for district judge vacancy in Riley County
05/24/19: 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Douglas County
05/22/19: District Magistrate Judge Ross McIlvain to retire July 4 after 15 years of service
05/15/19: Chief Judge Meryl Wilson to retire June 16
05/14/19: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission submits nominees for district judge vacancy in Johnson County
05/13/19: Three members reappointed to Kansas Commission on Judicial Conduct
05/13/19: Senior judge reappointed to Kansas Guardianship Program board
05/10/19: DECISION No. 121,061: State of Kansas v. Governor Laura Kelly, Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss, and Kansas Senate
05/10/19: Christopher Velez selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Hamilton County
05/10/19: 7th Judicial District Nominating Committee announces schedule to interview nominees for judge vacancy

04/30/19: 3rd Judicial District Nominating Committee seeks nominees for judge vacancy in Shawnee County
04/26/19: DECISION:Appeal No: 114,153: Hodes & Nauser, MDs, PA, et al v.Derek Schmidt, et al
04/25/19: District Judge Steven Montgomery to sit with Kansas Supreme Court April 29
04/25/19: District Judge Jeff Elder to sit with Kansas Supreme Court May 1
04/25/19: District Judge Daniel Cahill to sit with Kansas Supreme Court April 29
04/22/19: Supreme Court accepting comment on new and amended rules related to statewide eCourt project
04/22/19: New attorneys to take state and federal oaths in April 26 ceremony
04/22/19: 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy
04/19/19: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for vacancy
04/15/19: 25th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominee for district magistrate vacancy
04/11/19: 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission to review nominees for vacancy
04/11/19: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park
04/11/19: Kansas Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at Washburn University in Topeka
04/08/19: Douglas County district judge to retire after 25 years of service
04/05/19: Kansas Supreme Court accepting public comment on Rule 1701

03/26/19: Nominees sought for judge vacancy in 7th Judicial District
03/26/19: Johnson County district judge to retire after 15 years of service
03/25/19: Douglas County court reporter named honorary bailiff for Supreme Court's special session in Lawrence
03/18/19: New chief judge appointed for 29th Judicial District
03/15/19: Nominees sought for district judge vacancy in 10th Judicial District
03/11/19: Supreme Court announces cases for April 1 special session in Lawrence
03/11/19: Nominees sought for district magistrate judge vacancy in 25th Judicial District
03/05/19: District Judge Kathleen Sloan to sit with Kansas Supreme Court March 12
03/01/19: Chief Judge R. Wayne Lampson to retire

02/27/19: Task force to focus on lawyer well-being
02/21/19: Supreme Court accepting comment on new rule that guides judicial branch employees providing help to the public
02/15/19: Kansas Supreme Court accepting public comment on Rule 116
02/11/19: Supreme Court to conduct special evening session in Lawrence
02/11/19: Updated salary study shows judicial branch employee pay still below market

01/25/19: Scott McPherson selected for district magistrate judge vacancy in Harper County
01/25/19: Chief Justice to give State of the Judiciary address February 6
01/25/19: District Judge Jeffry Larson to sit with Kansas Supreme Court January 31
01/25/19: District Judge Charles Droege to sit with Kansas Supreme Court January 31
01/24/19: District Judge Patrick Thompson to sit with Kansas Supreme Court January 30
01/15/19: Chief judge appointed to Kansas Judicial Council
01/04/19: 30th Judicial District Nominating Commission to interview nominees for district magistrate vacancy
01/02/19: Supreme Court accepting comment on proposed new and amended rules regarding mediation and dispute resolution