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    Schmidt elected president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General

    Kansas Attorney General Derek SchmidtTOPEKA – (June 24, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General.

    Schmidt was elected to the post yesterday at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state, territorial, and District of Columbia attorneys general. He will serve as president-elect for the 2016-2017 term and assume the organization’s presidency in June 2017. He was nominated by the attorneys general representing states in the Midwestern region that includes Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Schmidt’s previous leadership roles for the organization have included vice president, Midwestern region chair, anti-human trafficking committee vice chair and consumer protection committee co-chair.

    As president-elect, Schmidt will serve on the executive committee for the national organization and will help guide its decision-making. In recent years, initiatives of the National Association of Attorneys General have included combating human trafficking, protecting consumer privacy and promoting child safety. The organization also provides extensive professional education and training opportunities to state attorneys general staff throughout the country.

    Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:30:14 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Supreme Court Motions Attorney Position Vacancy Posting

     

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    KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH

    NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

     

    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:  http://www.kscourts.org/pdf/application.pdf - a resume, and a writing sample of 5 to 10 pages to Nancy Pressgrove at pressgroven@kscourts.org 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.

     

     

    THE KANSAS JUDICIAL BRANCH IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

    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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