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, ...

01/30/2024
District Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball to retire March 1

TOPEKA—District Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball will retire March 1 after serving 18 years in the 4th Judicial District. The 4th Judicial District is composed of Franklin, Osage, Coffey, and Anderson counties. Kimball was appointed district magistrate judge in 2005 afte...

01/29/2024
Supreme Court issues order to require electronic filing in district courts

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court released an order today to reinstate electronic filing requirements in district courts.   Administrative Order 2024-CC-006 , which takes effect January 31, requires attorneys and other efiling users to electronically file in cases that exist...

01/24/2024
4th Judicial District Nominating Commission to meet January 26

TOPEKA—The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by conference call at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 26, to set the schedule to fill a district magistrate judge vacancy. The vacancy will be created by District Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball’s March 1 retiremen...