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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will likely take effect on December 1, 2015 if approved by the Supreme Court and not vetoed by Congress.  Click here to see the report explaining the proposed amendments.... more »


Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the upcoming months.   Included in this release is new Central Sign-On functionality that will allow you to maintain one account across all courts (appellate,... more »


Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas announces the selection of Gwynne E. Birzer as the next United States Magistrate Judge in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. Birzer holds two degrees from Washburn University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice received in 1989 and a Juris Doctor... more »


Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Beware of letters, e-mails or phone calls telling you that you MUST pay a fine in order to avoid court prosecution! The most recent SCAM notification was sent via e-mail stating "This is to inform you, that you are going to be legally prosecuted into The Court House [sic] within... more »


Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015

The District of Kansas is proud to host naturalization ceremonies every month at our courthouses, local schools or historic sites.  If you would like to attend a ceremony, the schedule is posted on-line.  All of those petitioning the United States government to become a citizen must first pass... more »


Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014

After more than 21 years of service, U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Humphreys has announced her retirement as of January 31, 2015.  She will continue to carry a full caseload until her successor is selected.  The court will issue a vacancy announcement to fill the position vacated by her retirement. Prior... more »


Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014

District of Kansas opinions dating back to 2005 are now searchable on the Opinions page. Comments or suggestions regarding the new search feature should be directed to opsuggest@ksd.uscourts.gov.... more »


Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014

On April 30, the United States Senate, on a 94-0 vote, confirmed Daniel D. Crabtree to become a United States District Judge in Kansas. Judge Crabtree received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from Ottawa University. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. Following graduation,... more »


Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014

The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil steps down as Chief Judge on Monday, April 21, 2014, when she assumes senior status. Judge Vratil has served as a federal district court judge since 1992, and as Chief Judge since 2008. Under her leadership, the District of Kansas has continued to enhance its national... more »


Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas announces the retirement from full-time service of United States Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse. During his 14 years of distinguished service on the bench in Kansas City, Kansas, Judge Waxse authored several noteworthy and influential decisions... more »