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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, there is a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective May 1st the total fee for filing a new civil case will be $400.This new fee... more »

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas recently upgraded to CM/ECF Version 6.1, which includes a direct link to the mobile PACER Case Locator (PCL) provided by the PACER service center. The mobile query interface offers a simplified user experience optimized for display on mobile... more »

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas gives notice of the amendment of local rules 7.2, 83.6.8, and CR44.1. Copies of the amendments are available to the bar and the public at the offices of the Clerk at Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City. The offices are open from 9:00 a.m.... more »

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

At the recommendation of the District of Kansas’ Criminal Task Force, the Kansas City and Topeka federal judges recently adopted new procedures to help alleviate congested criminal trial dockets in Kansas City and Topeka. The Task Force recommended two new standardized orders.  Pretrial Order 1... more »

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

(Source:  The Third Branch News)  A few days after the federal Judiciary’s Digital Video Pilot Project began in July 2011, the Western District of Tennessee recorded the first courtroom proceeding, a preliminary injunction hearing in a defamation case.  A year and a half later, eleven of the pilot... more »

Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued his "2012 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary," focusing on efforts by the federal courts to contain costs.   The report outlines the cost-containment strategies initiated by the federal  judiciary, including rent reduction, salary containment and information... more »

Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012

Congress has taken no action on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy and Criminal Procedure approved by the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012, and transmitted to Congress on April 24, 2012. Under the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071-75, the following amendments take effect on December... more »

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012

The District and Bankruptcy Judges of the District of Kansas have adopted the Kansas Bar Association’s Pillars of Professionalism as an aspirational goal for lawyers. The District joins the Kansas Supreme Court in endorsing this document. A copy of the Pillars can be found here. The joint order... more »

Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012

The court is pleased to announce that a Video Conferencing Center has been established in Room 653 at the Robert J. Dole Courthouse to enable attorneys to conduct video conferences with clients at the CCA facility.  This new service is similar to the arrangement at the Johnson County Courthouse.  An... more »

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Recently, the Clerk’s Office has seen an increase in motions that do not comply with the local rules. This is particularly true with respect to motions for extensions of time under Local Rule 6.1. Under that rule, all motions for extension of time require prior consultation with other parties and the... more »