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CM/ECF Instructions & Resources

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Local Rule 16.3 governs mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in this district.  Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara is the District's ADR Coordinator. 

Order Relating to Appointment - Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator

Have you completed mediation or ADR? ADR report form
Questions? Email or contact your presiding judge


CM/ECF now permits documents to include hyperlinks with cross-document references and legal citations.

Documents that include hyperlinks must also include a standard citation to the hyperlinked material. The hyperlink is a convenience for accessing authority, not a citation replacement.

Here is a website designed to answer questions about the use of hyperlinks in litigation pending in federal court:

The CM/ECF application will not verify the validity of URLs included as hyperlinks within documents filed in CM/ECF. To preserve the record, counsel are directed to include "screen shots" or other evidence of the URL as it existed at the time of its use.

Hyperlink functionality has been tested and works properly with Microsoft Word 2002 or higher. Hyperlinks added to documents created in other word processing programs may not function properly once the documents are converted to PDF format.The judiciary does not endorse a particular web site or commercial legal research source. The court does not exercise any responsibility over the content at its destination.

Hyperlinking Instruction guides: West BriefTools (Westlaw), Shepard’s Brief Suite (Lexis/Nexis)

Westlaw and LexisNexis offer free programs that you can download to quickly and easily add hyperlinks to any citations : Westlaw BriefTools and LexisNexis Shepard’s Brief Suite.

The Clerk’s office appreciates your feedback about hyperlinking.  Email us at


Word Plugin: LinkBuilder


Rules and Guidelines

District of Kansas Guidelines & Orders 

Federal Rules

District of Kansas Local Rules

Kansas Statutes

Witness and Mileage Fees

Jury Evidence Recording System (JERS) Instructions

Post Judgment Interest Rate

Bill of Costs Handbook

Summary Judgment Guidelines

Courthouse Resources

Attorney Workrooms

Kansas City Criminal Client Video Conferences

Topeka Criminal Client Video Conferences

Federal Court Interpreters - For more information on interpreters for court hearings, contact the presiding judge's Court Room Deputy.

Courtroom technology: see judge's pages