Skip to content


Displaying 21-30 of 49 entries.

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 »

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas has amended local rules 83.5.3, 83.5.5 and added a new rule 83.5.8.   Copies of the 2014 Rules of Practice and Procedure for District and Bankruptcy Court are now available on-line or at your local clerk's office. Click on the... more »

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The court recently became aware of a scam where fake debt collectors use threatening tactics to coerce consumers to pay off loans that may or may not exist. A “Final Notice” is sent by the scammers via facsimile on fake U.S. District Court letterhead with Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil’s forged... more »

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

The weather forced the closing of the courthouses last Tuesday. To keep up with late-breaking notifications, follow us on Twitter @ksdcourt.... more »

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 »