Print Page | Sign In | Register
Kansas Legal Breaking News
Blog Home All Blogs

Recording - Judicial Town Hall April 20, 2020

Posted By Meg Wickham, Friday, May 1, 2020
Click here to access the recording of The Judicial Town Hall originally presented on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  CLE  COVID-19  Town Hall 

Share |
PermalinkComments (1)
 

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen KANSAS

Posted By Meg Wickham, Friday, May 1, 2020
Please see the attached Executive Order from Governor Laura Kelly on steps Kansans will take to reopen the state.

Download File (PDF)

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  COVID-19  executive order  reopen kansas  state 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

New attorneys take state oath by videoconference

Posted By Meg Wickham, Friday, April 24, 2020

New attorneys take state oath by videoconference

TOPEKA—Successful applicants to the February 2020 Kansas bar examination will be sworn in as Kansas attorneys today.
 
Because the Kansas Judicial Center is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the attorneys will be sworn in by videoconference.
 
Chief Justice Marla Luckert of the Supreme Court and Chief Judge Julie Robinson of the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, congratulated the news attorneys by video message.
 
Starting at 9:30 a.m. today, Supreme Court Justices Carol Beier and Evelyn Wilson will initiate videoconferences with the new attorneys who chose to have their state oath delivered by a Supreme Court justice. Each attorney will be contacted individually.
 
"We know this is an important day for our new attorneys. Although we can't gather together in the Judicial Center, we want this to be a meaningful start to their new careers," Beier said.
 
New attorneys who did not choose to have the oath administered by videoconference can be sworn in by a judge of record in the United States. According to Supreme Court rule, the oath can be administered by any judge in the United States or a U.S. territory.
 
In a typical year, new attorneys and their guests are invited to appear in the Kansas Supreme Court Courtroom. The chief justice and justices of the Supreme Court and a representative of the U.S. District Court welcome them. Members of the Kansas Board of Law Examiners present the new attorneys to the court. The clerk of the Kansas appellate courts administers the state oath, and a representative of the U.S. District Court administers the federal oath.
 
New attorneys eligible to be sworn in, listed alphabetically by county, are:

 

Name City State County
Cody A. Bebout Lawrence KS Douglas
Stephanie L. Ellis Lawrence KS Douglas
William P. Machado Lawrence KS Douglas
Paige A. Bangerter Dodge City KS Ford
Noah D. Hahs Leawood KS Johnson
Jessica G. Lile Leawood KS Johnson
Ashley E. Franden Olathe KS Johnson
Nicholas J. Irmen Olathe KS Johnson
Maya J. Kapadia Olathe KS Johnson
Tayllor L. DeFoor Overland Park KS Johnson
Suzanne W. Warnery Prairie Village KS Johnson
Patrick E. Nachtsheim Shawnee KS Johnson
Jacob T. Gayer Healy KS Lane
Heather D. Wedel Emporia KS Lyon
Isaac P. LeBlanc Atwood KS Rawlins
Quinn R. Kendrick Salina KS Saline
Monica Sosa Goddard KS Sedgwick
Dakota G. Lamb Liberal KS Seward
Jacob G. Holly Topeka KS Shawnee
Atticus J. Disney Topeka KS Shawnee
William L. Larchar Topeka KS Shawnee
Luis M. Solorio-Mendez Topeka KS Shawnee
David Suarez Topeka KS Shawnee
Nicole K. Turner Topeka KS Shawnee
Nichole M. Sklare Kansas City KS Wyandotte
Courtney A. Hurtig Alexandria LA
Amber D. Plumlee Broken Arrow OK
Nicholas A. Gerschutz Columbus OH
Stephanie E. Woltkamp Denver CO
Ivan M. Camejo Kansas City MO
Cody L. Wiegers Lee’s Summit MO

Link to KS Courts Press Release

 

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  COVID-19  state 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Supreme Court releases guidance on bar admission examination

Posted By Meg Wickham, Monday, April 20, 2020

TOPEKA—Today the Kansas Supreme Court announced guidance for bar exam applicants, law schools, and legal employers to let them know what to anticipate in the coming weeks as the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

"Our guidance answers questions and, hopefully, eases some anxieties of those waiting to hear if the exam usually given in late July will take place and, if so, when," Chief Justice Marla Luckert said.

Read the full Court press release here.

 

 

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  bar exams  COVID-19  law schools  legal employers 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Administrative Order 2020-6 regarding public and media access to telephone and video conferences held during the COVID-19 emergency.

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 17, 2020
Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Chief Judge Robinson has signed Administrative Order 2020-6 regarding public and media access to telephone and video conferences held during the COVID-19 emergency.

Tags:  Administrative Order  courts  COVID-19  media access  public access  state  video conferences 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Governor Laura Kelly Extends Stay-At-Home Order

Posted By Meg Wickham, Friday, April 17, 2020
Governor Laura Kelly extends stay-at-home order until midnight May 3. Read the full order here.

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  COVID-19  Governor  state  stay-at-home order 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Recording - Town Hall: Joint Kansas Bar Association and The Missouri Bar COVID-19 — How Lawyers Can Use the CARES Act to Help Our Practices, Our Clients and Our Communities During the Pandemic

Posted By Meg Wickham, Thursday, April 16, 2020

Joint Kansas Bar Association and The Missouri Bar COVID-19 TownHall: How Lawyers Can Use the CARES Act to help our practices, Our Clients and Our Communities During the Pandemic: Recorded Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Play Recording

View Slides

Content and Speaker Information

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  CARES Act  COVID-19  Missouri Bar  Town Hall  video 

Share |
PermalinkComments (1)
 

WEBINAR: Judicial Branch Town Hall - 4/20/20

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 16, 2020
Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Town Hall: Joint Kansas Bar Association and The Missouri Bar COVID-19 — How Lawyers Can Use the CARES Act to Help Our Practices, Our Clients and Our Communities During the Pandemic

Posted By Ryan Purcell, Monday, April 13, 2020
Click Image to View Info

 Attached Thumbnails:

Tags:  Author: Ryan Purcell  CARES  COVID-19  Missouri Bar  Town Hall 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

COVID-19 and Student Loans

Posted By Meg Wickham, Monday, April 13, 2020

COVID-19 and Student Loans

 

On March 27th the Federal Government approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act or CARES Act. This legislation is aimed at providing economic relief for the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES is meant to keep individuals and business afloat while the entire nation deals with “stay at home” orders. The CARES Act provides for direct payments for citizens, loans to small business and fund for public health programsThe CARES Act also provides for student loan assistance

 

Beginning on March 13, 2020 and running thru September 30, 2020 federal student loan interest will be set at 0%. These provisions apply to Direct Loan programs (both defaulted and nondefaulted), FFEL Loan (both defaulted and nondefaulted) and Federal Perkins Loans. Please not that some FFEL are privately owned and some Perkins loans are owned by the university. These types of loans are not eligible under the CARES Act.

 

To determine if your loans are eligible you can contact your loan servicer online or by phone. Your loan servicer is the entity that you pay for monthly loan amount to. You can also contact studentaid.gov for more information.

 

In addition to a 0% interest rate on eligible student loans for 6 months, the CARES Act will place your student loans in administrative forbearance for 6 months. During this time, you are not required to make your monthly minimum payment. Nor will your loans accrue interest charges.

 

You can review this information and find answers to other frequently asked questions by visiting the Federal Student Aid website at https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus 

Tags:  Author: Meg Wickham  CARES Act  COVID-19  student loans 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Page 3 of 6
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6