Johnson County District Court
-March 27 - Press Release - Court remains open, moves to remove appearances for ALL hearings - see below
-March 25 - Family Court Update - see below
-March 23 - Restrictions to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread - Administrative Order 20-06 - see below
-March 20 - Updates to District Court Procedures, Implementing Kansas Supreme Court Orders, 2020 PR016 - See below
-March 19 - Update:
The courthouse remains open to individuals with emergency court hearings.
The Clerk’s office is available via phone, email, and fax. Clerk Contact information is available at: http://courts.jocogov.org/dc.aspx
Case payments may still be made online through http://www.jococourts.org/
- Press Release - March 13, 2020 - see below
- Order Regarding Court Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic - See below
Division 15 - Update, March 13, 2020
Effective March 14, 2020 through May 1, 2020, for all PR, GC, AD and CV cases pending in Division 15, all hearings that are anticipated not to be disputed shall be heard via non-appearance. Counsel may request a hearing via conference call or video conference when necessary. All video conferences shall be set up by counsel requesting the hearing.
Exception: For all CV cases set for an evidentiary hearing before May 1, 2020, the evidentiary hearing will continue to take place in court.
Family Law Cases
In light of the Kansas Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-PR-16 issued 3/18/20, the following restricted court operations are effective immediately for family law cases for the Johnson County District Court:
-Only Protection from Abuse and Stalking case hearings will continue to be conducted in person at the Courthouse. Only the parties and their attorneys will be permitted to be in the courtrooms. Witnesses will enter the courtroom when testifying. Other persons will not be permitted inside courtrooms.
-Hearings that require expeditious handling will be conducted via telephonic hearing or by video conferencing. Do not assume your currently scheduled hearing is cancelled. Your assigned court will contact you with further instructions.
-Hearings that do not require expeditious handling will be continued until further order of the court. Do not assume your currently scheduled hearing is cancelled. Your assigned court will contact you with further instructions.
-Please contact your assigned court with any questions. Due to the current circumstances, email contact with your assigned court's administrative assistant is preferred. You do not need to contact the court to confirm current settings. You will be contacted if a currently scheduled setting is changed.
Johnson County District Attorney's Office
March 16, 2020
To help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus the District Attorney’s Office is imposing the following policies. These policies go into effect immediately and will remain in effect till April 1st, 2020. At that time we will reevaluate whether to extend this policy.
- Discovery will be picked up at our front desk.
- We are suspending all nonessential face to face meetings with the public or defense attorneys in our office . We will continue to have contact with these parties via email or by phone.
- The only exceptions to this face to face contact is in preparation for evidentiary hearings.
- Law enforcement will be permitted to enter to perform essential duties.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but these measures are taken to insure the safety of my staff and the general public.
Stephen M. Howe
Johnson County District Attorney
Kansas - Office of Administrative Hearings
Mar 23, 2020
Gov. Laura Kelly directed that all Exectutive brand offices, including OAH, will be closed from March 23 - April 5, 2020 to reduce the spared of COVID-19. All hearings and prehearing conferences scheduled during this two week period are cancelled and will be rescheduled. OAH tentatively is scheduled to reopen on April 6, 2020.
To ensure access to OAH during this time, documents and exhibits may be submitted in one of three ways:
-Use TemporaryFilingOAH@ks.gov to send documents and exhibits to OAH. This temporary email address will be monitored by OAH staff while OAH is closed.
- File by fax at 785-296-4848
Cheryl L. Whelan
Director & Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings
Kansas Court Updates
Mar 23, 2020 - Olathe Municipal Court - see below
Mar 21, 2020 - Leavenworth County - see below
Mar 20, 2020 - Kansas Supreme Court - Clarify Emergency Operations by State Courts - see below
Mar 20, 2020 - Wyandotte District Court - see below
Mar 18, 2020 - State Courts on Emergency Operations Until Further Order - see order
Mar 18, 2020 - Olathe Municipal Court - see below
Mar 18, 2020 - Leavenworth Courthouse - see below
Mar 18, 2020 - Wyandotte District Court - see below
Mar 18, 2020 - Douglas County Courthouse - see below
Mar 17, 2020 - OP Municipal Court - see below
Mar 17, 2020 - KS Court of Appeals Cancel oral arguments March, April - see below
Mar 16, 2020 - Attorney, client protocol established for Kansas Courts - See below
Mar 16, 2020 - Kansas Supreme Court restricts Judicial Center access, cancels Mar oral arguments - see below
16th Judicial Circuit, Jackson County MO
Mar 23, 2020 - Jackson County MO - Court Operations During Covid-19 Stay at Home/Shelter In Place Order and News Release - see below
Mar 20, 2020 - Reporting to Jackson County Detention Center for Sentences of Less than Seven Days - see below
Mar 18, 2020 - Informational Order - How Litigants without attorneys can find their rescheduled hearing date - see below
Mar 17, 2020 - Administrative Order Jackson County 2020-059 - see below
Mar 16, 2020 - Exclusion of Children from Juvenile Court - see below
Mar 12, 2020 - Admin Order 2020-053 COVID-19 - March 12, 2020 - See Below
US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
- Temporary Suspension of WET Signature Requirement and any In-Person Meeting Requirement - See below