District-Wide Draw Reinstated for Civil Cases


At their October 17, 2019 meeting the judges determined that the District of Kansas should go back to its “district-wide draw” for the assignment of district judges to civil cases. In other words, regardless of where the case is filed, a district judge in any location may be randomly assigned to try the case.  As in the past (2010-2014), the case will be tried in the courthouse where the case is filed unless there has been a successful motion to change the location of trial or upon mutual agreement of all the parties.  The “district-wide draw” is the current practice for magistrate judges. The “district-wide draw” allows for a more even distribution of work load among the court’s judges.  Please call the clerk’s office with any questions regarding this change.

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas

 

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas