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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.
At its March 2023 and September 2023 sessions, on the recommendation of the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management (CACM), the Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy...
The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) has named Magistrate Judge Gwynne E. Birzer as a 2023 Trailblazer, Civic & Law. The live ceremony was held on November 10, 2023, and an...
The filing system for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas is fully operational and is not impacted by the electronic case filing issues experienced by the State of Kansas courts. The Kansas Supreme Court issued...
Attorney filers and case participants who use third-party services (e.g., PacerPro, DocketBird, RECAP) to collect and organize case filings must take steps to ensure that the third-party service does not gain access to sensitive information or...
Last week a Wichita man received a phone call notifying him that he had an arrest warrant for “Failure to Appear” in Chief Judge Eric F. Melgren’s courtroom. The man was on his way to the bank to withdraw thousands of dollars when he decided to call...
- Thu, 05/04/2023
The United States District Court for the District of Kansas announces the selection of Brooks Severson as the next United States Magistrate Judge in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. Severson holds a dual-major Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State...
The Honorable Gwynne E. Birzer was recently reappointed and sworn-in as a United States Magistrate Judge for a second, eight-year term. Judge Birzer was originally appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas bench on July 1, 2015...
If you recently received a postcard from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, do not throw it away. It is not a scam. Over the next month, 64,000 Kansans...
The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has determined that emergency conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have resolved such that the CARES Act-related Administrative Orders were rescinded effective February 25, 2023:...