Chief Justice Lawton Nuss recently reported “In May, our district courts surpassed the 1-million mark for documents processed that were filed electronically.”
All state courts in Kansas are now able to receive electronically filed court documents (but only from Kansas attorneys).
Lawyers in good standing who are licensed in Kansas may electronically file in any state court. Self-represented parties who are not lawyers must still file paper documents in all courts.
Currently, electronic filing is required in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as in 12 district courts covering 45 counties. The remaining district courts accept electronic filing but currently do not require it. More are expected to make electronic filing mandatory in coming months.
District courts that require electronic filing are:
- 2nd: Jackson, Jefferson, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties
- 6th: Bourbon, Linn and Miami counties
- 7th: Douglas County
- 8th: Dickinson, Geary, Marion and Morris counties
- 10th: Johnson (which will accept PDF forms for eFiling)
- 12th: Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties
- 16th: Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa and Meade counties
- 21st: Clay and Riley counties
- 23rd: Ellis, Gove, Rooks and Trego counties
- 25th: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott and Wichita counties
- 26th: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens counties
- 27th: Reno County (civil only)
- 28th: Ottawa and Saline counties
Kansas district courts process more than 400,000 cases a year and the switch to electronic filing means court workers are no longer required to manage paper files. This reduces paper, mailing and file storage costs for both courts and lawyers. It also reduces opportunities for error from misfiled documents or incorrect data entry.
For information on eFiling Bradley Software documents, click HERE to view EFILE the Bradley Kansas Child Support Worksheet.