Kansas City Criminal Client Video Conferences

A video conference may be scheduled between the Robert J. Dole Courthouse and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) facility located in Leavenworth, Kansas.  All calls between attorney and client are confidential.  Advantages of this video conference service include:

  • Reduction in travel time and expenses.
  • Expedient communication resulting in better representation.
  • More opportunities for the attorney and client to connect with one another.

The Video Conference Center is located in the Attorney Workroom on the first floor near the Jury Assembly Room.  Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  This room is not available for video conferences after hours or on weekends/holidays.  You do not need to contact the court to use this room. It is the attorney’s responsibility to secure an interpreter for the video conference, if needed.  To schedule a video conference, send an e-mail to Fran Smock at Court Civic America (CCA) on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM:  Frances.Smock@corecivic.com.

The following information is required:

  • Inmate’s name
  • Attorney’s Name and Contact Information
  • Date preferred (optimally, the video conference should be scheduled 24 hours in advance).
  • Time preferred (video conferences will be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, as Facility Count is scheduled at 2:00 PM daily).
  • If an attorney or interpreter will be with the inmate at CCA during the video conference, please provide their name and contact information.

Instructions for use of the video conferencing equipment along with the IP address to connect to the CCA facility are posted in the Attorney Workroom (next to 180).

For instruction on establishing a video conference connection with CCA from a remote work station CLICK HERE.

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas