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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 »


Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012

(From the Third Branch News) The public comment period has opened for several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, which govern litigation in the federal courts. The comment period closes February 15, 2013. This year, when members of the bench, bar and public submit... more »


Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The 2012-2013 Attorney Annual Renewal drive for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas is now open. Use the Online Attorney Renewal System (OARS) to complete your renewal by July 1, 2012. OARS is a web based system that allows you to register and pay your annual renewal dues online... more »


Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas mourns the death of Senior Judge Wesley E. Brown, who passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 after nearly 50 years on the court. Judge Brown was dedicated to the courts, to the rule of law, and to the country that he loved, and we will dearly... more »


Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24 a courtroom in Clausen Hall at Fort Riley will be dedicated to the late United States Magistrate Judge  John Thomas Reid.  Appointed in 1984, Judge Reid retired from active service in 1999 but remained on the federal bench as a recalled magistrate judge until his death on November... more »