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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.

  • Mon, 06/10/2024
    On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, the Kansas First Amendment Foundation and District of Kansas Federal Bar Association will present the...
  • Tue, 05/28/2024
    The annual attorney renewal season for 2024-2025 will soon open for attorneys admitted to the United States District Court in the District of Kansas. Beginning June 3, 2024, attorneys will renew their membership via CM/ECF to pay the $25 renewal fee...
  • Fri, 01/12/2024
    A nationwide scam is circulating where fraudsters are posing as U.S. Marshals and federal court personnel. These fraudsters will call trying to intimidate victims with threats of arrest and fines to get them to believe they failed to appear for jury...
  • Fri, 12/01/2023
    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...
  • Mon, 11/13/2023
    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...
  • Fri, 05/19/2023
    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
    Individuals can now pay tickets for minor federal violations more easily, using a redesigned website for the Judiciary’s Central Violations Bureau (CVB). The website...
  • Fri, 04/21/2023
    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...
  • Fri, 04/14/2023
    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...
  • Mon, 04/10/2023
    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...

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