Attorney Resources – Case Management

CM/ECF Instructions & Resources

For CM/ECF resources & information CLICK HERE.


Kansas City 913-735-2200
Topeka 785-338-5400
Wichita 316-315-4200




Local Rule 16.3 governs mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in this district.  Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara is the District’s ADR Coordinator.

Order Relating to Appointment – Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator

Have you completed mediation or ADR? ADR report form
Questions? Email or contact your presiding judge


The court uses CiteLinks, a program that scans documents for citations (when properly cited according to The Bluebook) and creates hyperlinks for court employees to Westlaw, Lexis, or other research providers.  The program also hyperlinks contemporaneously filed attachments  and previously filed documents in CM/ECF  when they are properly described during filing (click here for instructions).  Although it is not necessary to manually add hyperlinks to documents, CiteLinks will not alter/modify/change hyperlinks already provided by attorneys.

Rules and Guidelines

District of Kansas Guidelines & Orders

Federal Rules

District of Kansas Local Rules

Kansas Statutes

Witness and Mileage Fees

Jury Evidence Recording System (JERS) Instructions

Post Judgment Interest Rate

Bill of Costs Handbook

Summary Judgment Guidelines

Court Appointed Counsel in Civil Actions

Courthouse Resources

Attorney Workrooms

Kansas City Criminal Client Video Conferences

Topeka Criminal Client Video Conferences

Federal Court Interpreters – For more information on interpreters for court hearings, contact the presiding judge’s Court Room Deputy.

Courtroom technology: see judge’s pages

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas