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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

In a private ceremony at the Kansas City federal courthouse on January 16,  Teresa J. James, a lifelong Kansas resident, took the oath of office as United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.   Judge James received her undergraduate degree from the University... more »


Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lawyers may schedule a video conference from the Frank Carlson Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse with their client at the CCA facility located in Leavenworth, Kansas.  All calls between attorney and client are confidential.  Advantages of this video conference service include: Reduction... more »


Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas recently introduced Online Civil Case Opening in CM/ECF. This replaced the practice of accepting new cases by e-mail. This new feature allows you and your staff to ensure that your case has been filed and is immediately available on CM/ECF.... more »


Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Three District of Kansas local rules have been amended as a result of the court’s Rule 1 project. Local Rule 7.1 was amended with a new section (f); Rule 16.2 include amendments to the existing rule; and, section (f) was added to Rule 56.1. For more information on the Rule 1 project, click... more »


Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Judicial Conference approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules, effective December 1, 2013: Increased the Notice of Appeals fee from $455 to $500. Increased the record retrieval fee from $53 to $64 for the first box requested from the Federal Records Center,... more »


Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013

The court is pleased to announce that videoconferencing is now available for lawyers in the Topeka area to visit with their clients at CCA. Like the pilot facility in Kansas City, there is now a stand alone videoconferencing unit in Room 404F of the Frank Carlson U.S. Courthouse in Topeka. This allows... more »


Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013

Certificates of Good Standing can now be requested and paid for through CM/ECF.   To request a certificate of Good Standing:  1) Login to CM/ECF (if you do not have a CM/ECF account, request one HERE)  2)Select Utilities on the blue menu bar  3) Select Request Certificate of Good Standing 4)... more »


Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes,... more »


Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Since March 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has been involved in an intense effort to find ways to ensure that civil litigation actually is handled in the “just, speedy, and inexpensive” manner contemplated by Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  This Rule 1... more »


Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE APPLICANTS:  The Merit Selection Panel requests that each applicant submit a written statement entitled “Why I Want to be a U.S. Magistrate Judge.”  This statement can include your reasons for applying, how your qualifications especially qualify you for... more »