KANSAS CITY, Kansas (June 8, 2016): Chief Judge J. Thomas Marten has announced his intention to take senior status and to step down as Chief Judge of the District of Kansas, effective April 30, 2017.
President Clinton named Judge Marten to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Judge Patrick Kelly in Wichita in October 1995; the Senate confirmed the appointment in January 1996. He became the district’s Chief Judge in April 2014.
His successor will be appointed by the President of the United States, subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. As the judges have no role in the appointment process, any person interested in applying for the judicial position should direct his or her inquiry to the White House, our senators and congresspersons or leaders of the political parties.
TOPEKA—The Kansas Court of Appeals heard its first oral arguments by videoconference when a three-judge panel convened May 17 in a conference room in the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka to hear attorneys in Liberal and Johnson, both in southwest Kansas, assert their legal points via Skype.
The attorneys represented parties in a Morton County District Court civil case brought by Abner and Janiese Delay against Great Plains Custom Application Inc. and Bailey Flying Service Inc.
The 36th Annual Wyandotte County Bar Association Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Dub’s Dread Golf Club.
The official Registration Form and Hole Sponsorship Form can be downloaded at:
We are again asking for everyone’s help and effort in continuing to build on the success of our annual tournament. Please tell your colleagues and tell your friends. The more the merrier for this wonderful social opportunity to spend a day outside relaxing, eating, drinking, laughing and having a great time with your fellow bar members and friends.
Please feel free to contact Zak with any questions.
Zachary A. Kolich
WALLACE & KOLICH, L.L.C.
4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66205
Phone: (913) 362-5400
Fax: (913) 362-4244
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TOPEKA—State courts are one step closer in their transition to a centralized electronic court environment with the Supreme Court’s launch of its Kansas eCourt project today.
The eCourt project will focus on merging electronic document filing already used in most Kansas courts with a centralized case management system, uniting all court case information and business processes on a single platform.
“Courts have used technology to improve day-to-day business operations, but it has been at a district or county level, essentially creating standalone digital environments,” said Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss. “This initiative to centralize most of our court records and processes will allow us to share information across district and county lines, where we can make the most effective use of our limited staff and fiscal resources. It also strengthens the unification of our state’s courts the people of Kansas asked for in their constitution more than 40 years ago.”
TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today that it has a project underway to expand attorneys’ use of electronic filing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals with the intent that it will become mandatory effective November 2, 2015.
“This is an important step toward more modern courts that allow attorneys to electronically file their documents from anywhere, saving them both time and money,” said Lawton R. Nuss, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. “In our experience, many attorneys who bring cases to the appellate courts are open to using electronic filing, especially when they discover how easy it is.”
The Wyandotte County Bar Foundation is proud to announce that it will sponsor two candidates to attend the up-coming Leadership 2000 class.
Candidates may be attorneys, courthouse personnel or anyone who is involved in the administration of justice in Wyandotte County.
For information about Leadership 2000 and an application for this year's class, go to www.leadershipwyco.com.
To apply for a Bar Foundation sponsorship, please contact Denise Tomasic, 913-371-5750, or Ruth Benien, 913-621-7100.
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