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KS Judicial Branch Employment Opportunity

Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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Date: May 2, 2018
Location of Employment: Topeka, KS
Classification and Salary: Executive Director of the Kansas Lawyers
Assistance Program
$80,000 to $85,000 dependent on experience

The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas seeks applicants for the position of executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KALAP).

Duties include: assisting lawyers, judges, law firms, and courts to identify and intervene with impaired lawyers; recruiting, selecting, and training lawyer volunteer counselors; hiring staff; responding to help line calls; assisting lawyers to obtain treatment for addiction and other illnesses; serving as liaison with bar associations, agencies, and committees providing referrals or assistance resources; establishing and overseeing recovery monitoring services; delivering educational programs for the legal community on lawyer impairment, treatment, and prevention measures; informing the bar, courts, and families of lawyers of the types and availability of KALAP services; preparing and overseeing an annual operational budget of approximately $300,000; and working with the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Commission. For more information, see Kansas Supreme Court Rule 206 (

Qualifications include a license to practice law in Kansas and five years of active practice of law. Experience and training in identifying and assisting impaired lawyers or other professionals is strongly desired.

To apply, send a resume and a completed Judicial Branch employment application ( to: Patricia Henshall
Deputy Judicial Administrator
301 SW 10th Street, Room 337
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2018.

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures your right to reasonable accommodations during the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial Branch. Please contact Patricia Henshall at 785-296-2877 or