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Kansas Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.

    Additional Resources
    ¶ Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions … Interfaces for accessing opinions by docket numbers and release dates.
    ¶ Bankruptcy Court opinions … [Washburn Univ. Sch. of Law] — Search interface to published and unpublished opinions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.


Kansas Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (Kan. Const.)

  2. Bills
    See the Kansas Legislature web site.

  3. Session Laws of Kansas (Kan. Sess. Laws)

  4. Kansas Statutes (Kan. Stat.)
    See the Kansas Legislature web site.


Kansas Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules • Rules of Procedure

    See also the state court system’s web site for a map and lists of counties in each district.
  2. Rules of Practice • Judicial Rules


Kansas Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
  1. Regulations
    1. Kansas Administrative Regulations (Kan. Admin. Regs.)
    2. Kansas Register (Kan. Reg.)

  2. Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
  3. Attorney General Opinions (Ops. Kan. Att’y Gen.)


Kansas Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • Sullivan Publications, Inc.
  • Code Publishing Co.
  • General Code, LLC
  • Municipal Code Corp.
  • Sterling Codifiers
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the county. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.
    3. Municipal Ordinances
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.


    Kansas Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Kansas law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

    1. Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy (Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y)
    2. Kansas Law Review (Kan. L. Rev.)
    3. Washburn Law Journal (Washburn L.J.)


    Other Kansas Commentary

    1. Kansas Legislative Research Department — Publications … Various documents providing general information related to legislation, including a summary of recent legislation.

    2. Doing Business in Kansas: A Legal Guide. Foulston Siefkin LLP. … [Lex Mundi]


    Kansas Law-Related Topical Web Sites

    1. Kansas Elder Law Network … [William Mitchell Coll. of Law (Minn.) / University of Kansas Sch. of Law] — This web site, now called the National Elder Law Network, has links to various on-line resources concerning legal issues affecting elderly individuals.


    Kansas Court Information

    See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
    1. Web Sites
    2. Additional Resources

      NOTE—Kansas counties are organized into 29 numbered judicial districts. All but five of the districts comprise two or more counties each. In each county is a district court, which is the court of general jurisdiction. The districts are grouped into six departments, and each department is assigned to a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court for limited administrative oversight.


    Kansas Forms

    1. Revenue Department — Forms

    2. Secretary of State — Forms

    3. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


    Other Kansas Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / N.C. Indus. Comm’n]

    3. Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools • Continuing Legal Education
    5. Consulate General of Canada in Dallas … Canadian consular services for Kansas residents.


    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. Kansas Bar Association — Public Information Pamphlets

    3. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Kansas Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Kansas law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Kansas.

    4. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Kansas Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      2. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.



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