NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
December 22, 2020
The District Court is currently open to the public, and operating in accordance with Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-PR-123. The court is conducting non-essential proceedings by audio or video means, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge.
If an in-person hearing is authorized, the hearing can be conducted with no more than the amount of people who can remain socially distanced at least 6 feet apart throughout the courtroom or any other facility being used by the District Court for a proceeding. Face coverings for all parties and spectators present during a proceeding are required as specified in Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-PR-124. Courtrooms will be periodically disinfected.
All court patrons are expected to exercise appropriate social distancing in a courtroom or other area under the court’s control. All are urged to review and observe the Kansas Judicial Branch Visitor Alert requirements posted throughout the court's facilities. For additional information, please review the Kansas Courts Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Judicial Branch Web site.
All persons with business before the court may also complete their business online, by phone, or by mail. Persons who are not represented by an attorney but who wish to file documents in a new District Court action or in an existing District Court action may submit their documents to the court by fax at 913-684-0492. Self-represented litigants may also use a drop box located at the Justice Center main entrance to file documents after business hours. Instructions in how to use the drop box are available on the File Using a Drop Box page on the Judicial Branch Web site. Legal forms that may be used in various civil actions are available at www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org.
Persons who seek Protection From Abuse (PFA) or Protection From Stalking, Sexual Assault, or Human Trafficking (PFSSAHT) emergency orders must file a petition with the District Court. Specific petition forms and instructions are available below. Petition forms are also available at the Clerk of District Court's office in the Leavenworth Justice Center Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
All completed PFA and PFSSAHT petitions may be filed with the court by fax at 913-684-0492, or in person at the Clerk of District Court’s office Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
Persons who wish to contact Court Services should call 913-684-0750.
Related Documents:--PFA General Instructions
--PFSSAHT General Instructions
--Civil Cover Sheet (PDF)