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Kansas Judicial Center
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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org


Rules Open for Public Comment

Proposed Amended Supreme Court Rule 109A and Proposed New Rule 109B

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposed new rule and a proposed amended rule that address how specialty courts are defined and what standards judicial districts follow when creating a specialty court.

Proposed Amended Supreme Court Rule 109A allows a judicial district to create a specialty court to address specific needs within its district. The proposed amendment to this rule simplifies the terminology used to describe these courts.

Proposed Supreme Court Rule 109B is new and adopts general standards for judicial districts creating a specialty court. These new standards include having measurable goals and objectives, using evidence-based practices, and having trained, knowledgeable judges overseeing the specialty court.

The court is accepting comment on the proposed new rule and proposed amended rule until 5 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017. Comments are to be sent to publiccomments@kscourts.org with Specialty Court in the subject line..


Proposed Amended Rule 1.01 and Proposed Amended Prefatory Rule in the Rules Relating to District Courts

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting public comment on proposed changes to Rule 1.01 and the Prefatory Rule in the Rules Relating to District Courts that incorporate new appellate and district court rules. Proposed changes shown in the documents below using strikethrough for deletion and underlining for new language.

The court is accepting comment on the proposed rule changes until 5 p.m. May 14, 2017. Comments are to be sent to rulenotice@kscourts.org.