RULE 77.3 CASE NUMBERING SYSTEM


 

(a) Civil Cases. The clerk assigns each civil case a number upon filing. The number will begin with a two-digit indicator of the year in which the case was filed, followed by a hyphen and the individualized case number of four digits, followed by another hyphen and the initials of the judge or magistrate judge to whom the case has been assigned. The four-digit individualized case numbers are as follows: Wichita cases begin with a “1” or a “6” (e.g., 98-1001-JTM); Kansas City cases begin with a “2” (e.g., 98-2001-KHV); and Topeka cases begin with a “4” (e.g., 98-4001- JAR). Prisoner cases begin with a “3” (e.g., 98-3001-KHV).

(b) Criminal Cases. The clerk assigns each criminal case a number upon filing. The number will begin with a two-digit indicator of the year in which the case was filed, followed by a hyphen and the individualized case number of five digits, followed by another hyphen and the number assigned to each particular defendant in the case. The five-digit individualized case numbers are as follows: Wichita cases begin with a “1” (e.g., 98-10001-01); 82 Kansas City cases begin with a “2” (e.g., 98-20001-01); and Topeka cases begin with a “4” (e.g., 98-40001-01). Prisoner cases begin with a “3” (e.g., 98-30001-01).

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As amended 3/16/92.


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