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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Schmidt statement on passage of school funding legislation

    TOPEKA – (June 24, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt tonight issued the following statement on the passage of Substitute for House Bill 2001:

    “The Legislature has steered school funding into the ‘safe harbor’ identified by the Supreme Court as constitutionally equitable. After the governor signs it into law, we will present this new legislation to the court next week, and I am optimistic it will end the current phase of the litigation and keep schools open and operating without interruption.”

    Sat, 25 Jun 2016 02:10:29 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Supreme Court Motions Attorney Position Vacancy Posting


    Open     X  

    Promotional     X 

    Transfer     X  







    Date:                                                   June 3, 2016


    Location of Employment:                   Kansas Supreme Court

                                                                Kansas Judicial Center

                                                                301 West 10th

                                                                Topeka, KS 66612-1507


    Classification and Salary:                   Supreme Court Research Attorney II

                                                                Grade 31

    $57,531 to $63,455 commensurate with experience


    Example of Job Duties:  This is highly sensitive and confidential professional legal work performing legal research and other professional legal services.  Work involves the performance of legal services included in the management of motions and other court filings for justices of the Kansas Supreme Court on matters before them.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the chief justice and is reviewed through conferences or written reports.  Incumbent serves at the pleasure of the chief justice.


    Examples of work performed:

    ·         manages all court motions and original actions, recommends appropriate action, and prepares proposed orders

    ·         prepares legal memoranda for some motions and original actions

    ·         performs jurisdiction checks and recommends appropriate action, when necessary

    ·         manages motions for summary disposition of sentencing appeal and prepares proposed orders

    ·         prepares legal memoranda on petitions for review

    ·         performs related and other work as required


    Required Education and Experience:  Graduate of an accredited law school.  Two years or more experience as a licensed attorney.




    Necessary Knowledge and Abilities:


    ·         considerable knowledge of one or more phases of law as required by the assigned duties 

    ·         knowledge of general law, state laws, established precedent and sources of legal reference

    ·         knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence 

    ·         ability to apply legal principles and specialized knowledge to individual cases and problems

    ·         ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedent concerned in assigned cases and to prepare written memoranda  


    Preferred Experience:  Appellate practice or prior motions and petitions for review experience preferred but not required.


    Necessary Special Requirement:   Must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas or, at hiring, have applied to take the next Kansas Bar exam or for admission pursuant to Rule 708 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas.


    Applicant should send a cover letter, a Judicial Branch employment application - available here: - a resume, and a writing sample of 5 to 10 pages to Nancy Pressgrove at or 301 W. 10th, Room 337, Topeka, KS 66612-1507.



    Application Deadline:  June 13, 2016


                The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process.  A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch.  It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch.  Please contact Patricia Henshall at 785-296-2877.




    Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:53:17 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Agendas for the June Board and Committee Meetings are now available!

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, June 2nd and 3rd, 2016 are now available at the Board meetings page.

    Fri, 20 May 2016 14:43:52 +0000

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Commerce announces award of Economic Development grant

    Awarded to city of Cheney.

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:40:00 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Persistence and dedication pays off for youth resident at graduation ceremony at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC).

    Blake, whose real name is being withheld for privacy issues, arrived at KJCC without a high school diploma or GED. On Friday, June 17th that changed as Blake and his 16 classmates, dressed in full cap and gowns, in front of friends family and peers received their diplomas from Lawrence Gardner High School (LGHS). LGHS is the educational provider for KJCC, operated through a contract with the Kansas Department of Corrections and Smoky Hill Education Service Center in Salina.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Cottonwood Falls in Chase Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cottonwood Falls public water supply located in Chase County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:48:57 -0500

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