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Local Rules

The local rules are available in the following formats.

This is a traditional PDF version of the 2016 printed local rules. This copy will match the book of the 2016 local rules printed by the District of Kansas and is effective March 17, 2016.
This is a traditional PDF version of the 2017 Supplement to the 2016 printed local rules. This copy will match the 2017 supplement printed by the District of Kansas and is effective March 17, 2017.

The following formats are electronic copies of the local rules on this site. Each format is identical in content.

A PDF enhanced with hyperlinks for easier navigation formatted for viewing on desktops, laptops, and larger tablets.
A PDF enhanced with hyperlinks for easier navigation formatted for viewing on mobile devices and smaller tablets.
An e-book compatible with all Amazon Kindle devices.
An open e-book format compatible with almost all e-book readers, including the Nook and several apps for iOS and Android devices.

All formats are as amended April 5, 2016. An HTML version is displayed below, which is as amended April 5, 2016. Also view:

I. Scope of Rules
II. Commencement of Actions; Process; Service & Filing of Pleadings, Motions and Orders
III. Pleadings and Motions
IV. Parties
V. Depositions and Discovery
VI. Trials
VII. Judgment
VIII. Provisional and Final Remedies
IX. Special Proceedings; Magistrate Judges
X. District Court and Clerk
XI. General Provisions
XII. Attorneys and Bar Discipline
XIII. Review of Administrative Procedures
XIV. Rules Applicable to Bankruptcy Procedures
XV. Rules Applicable to Criminal Cases
XVI. Standing Orders