Kansas District Courts
- Divorce and domestic relations;
- Damage suits;
- Probate and administration of estates, guardianships, conservatorships;
- Care of the mentally ill;
- Juvenile matters;
- Small claims.
Kansas is divided into thirty-one judicial districts, with 163 district court judges. The number of judges varies from district-to-district. There is a district court in each county.
In addition to online service, the state of Kansas now offers mobile access to court records and case information. Users can instantly find court records for any Kansas county district court via the app. Complete case histories can be searched by county, court type or case number. Access to the service is available at: www.kansas.gov/countyCourts/.
The mandatory age of retirement for a Kansas District Court judge is 75, but a judge who reaches that age mid-term may serve out the remainder of their term.
In seventeen District Courts, judges are chosen through the commission-selection, political appointment method. These judges stand for retention after their first year in office. If retained, they serve four-year terms.
For more, read: Judicial selection in Kansas.
- About the Kansas district courts
- www.kansas.gov, "Kansas Office of Judicial Administration, Kansas District Court Records Search," accessed September 18, 2013
- "New law helps 75-year-old Kansas judge stay on bench" Associated Press, September 19, 2009
- American Judicature Society, Methods of Judicial Selection: Kansas
- Kansas District Courts