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Recalled Magistrate Judge Donald W. Bostwick

Wichita, KS
Honorable Donald W. Bostwick
Recalled Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
401 N Market, Suite 132
Wichita, KS 67202


Years of Service: 1999-2010
Recalled Service: 2011-Present

Judge Bostwick was born and raised in Augusta, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas where he earned first an undergraduate degree in business and then a law degree in 1968. In law school, he was a member of the Board of Editors and a Managing Editor of the Kansas Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.

Upon graduation from law school, he joined the Wichita law firm of Adams, Jones, Robinson and Malone where he practiced for thirty-one years before his appointment as U.S. Magistrate Judge on July 22, 1999. His law practice was mainly in the area of commercial litigation and he also acted as a mediator in state and federal cases.

Judge Bostwick is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Kansas Bar Foundation. He was President of the Wichita Bar Association in 1990-91. He has been a member of the Kansas Bar Journal Board of Editors since 1982 and was Chair of the Board in 1991-94. In 1994, he received the Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Service Award for service on the Bar Journal and in 1999 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Citation from the University of Kansas School of Law.

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Courtroom Technology
All magistrate judge courtrooms are equipped with a 4-channel recording system and can provide a record to attorneys and their clients upon request. Multi-channel IR headsets that facilitate assisted listening and interpreters of foreign languages are available in all courtrooms. An electronic evidence systems can be setup, depending on available resources. This will add the following functionality to a traditionally non-A/V courtroom: a document camera, DVD/VCR combo, laptop video input from attorney tables and/or lectern; audio input available for laptop and other sources from the lectern and attorney tables; 42” or 50” screens in front of the jury box and 19” monitors at each table for evidence viewing.
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