Court Issues Administrative Order (2020-13) Addressing Proceedings During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic


The Court issued Administrative Order 2020-13 suspending all in-person civil and criminal jury trials, and all in-person hearings and bench trials scheduled to commence between now and February 15, 2021. Any existing grand jury may meet subject to the discretion of the U.S. Attorney and the Court. Emergency in-person hearings may be conducted if determined necessary by the presiding Judicial Officer.  Emergencies may include initial appearances for someone who has been arrested, and detention hearings, when a virtual hearing is not possible.  Other terms of Amended Order 2020-11 remain in effect.

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas

 

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas