Bench-Bar Committee Membership Application

Pursuant to District of Kansas Local Rule 77.6, the court appoints a Bench-Bar Committee which consists of the Chief Judge, other judges who may be appointed by the court, representatives from the district’s U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender offices and the chair of the Bench-Bar Committee of the Kansas Bar Association. The judges also select nine actively practicing members of the bar of the court who each serve a three-year term. The Bench-Bar Committee has general advisory and liaison roles with respect to the court’s operations, providing a forum for continuously studying court practices and procedures, as well as considering and recommending adoption, amendment or rescission of the Rules of Practice of the court. The committee typically meets twice a year and is currently chaired by Judge Melgren.

Three lawyer positions on the Bench-Bar Committee will be filled later this year, with the terms commencing on January 1, 2019. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please complete the Bench-Bar Committee Application for Membership which is available on our website at, attach a current copy of your resume, and email to or submit to:

Timothy M. O’Brien, Clerk
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
259 Robert J. Dole United States Courthouse
500 State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application by September 17, 2018. Questions may be directed to

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas