Douglas County District Court Book Giveaway

The Douglas County District Court is doing some fall cleaning, including removing every single book from the old Law Library located off of the offices for Division 2 and Division 5. 

All books are free and for the taking - first come, first serve. The last day to collect materials from the old Law Library will be October 13, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Dakota Loomis via email.

Douglas County District Court Job Opening - Attorneys for Behavioral Health Court

Douglas County District Court is seeking two to three qualified attorneys to serve as counsel for participants in the Behavioral Health Court.  

Requirements are as follows:
(1) the ability to work with participants who are severely and persistently mentally ill; and
(2) availability every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm.

Compensation is $80 an hour.

Please submit your interest by email to Judge Sally Pokorny by April 26, 2017at

DCBA Officers Elected for 2016-2017

The Douglas County Bar Association held its annual election on Thursday, March 3. Congratulations to the following officers, who will assume their duties April 1, 2016:

President: Branden Smith
Vice-President: Anne Hall
Secretary: Terence Leibold
Treasurer: Dakota Loomis

Young Lawyers Section President: Chris Coleman
Young Lawyers Section Treasurer: Clay Randle

A big thanks goes to our outgoing president, Sarah Warner, and to Rick Hird, who will be rolling off the Board of Directors at the end of March after almost a decade of service to the DCBA. 

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DCBA has a new website!

As you probably noticed if you are reading this site, the DCBA has a new website! The new web address is Please explore the new website and give us your feedback.

The website has a number of new features, including the ability to click on any Event under "Calendar," view the date and time, and add the event to your Google or iOS calendar. You can also fill out membership forms and pay your dues online!

To that end, make sure that you have filled out a renewal form on the new site and have paid your 2016 DCBA membership dues. To join or to renew your membership or to update your information, fill out the online membership form at the DCBA website, submit it, and pay your dues online. Or you can print and mail your membership form (once submitted) with your $75.00 check payable to “Douglas County Bar Association," P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044.

If you have any questions, comments, or other feedback, please don't hesitate to contact DCBA President Sarah Warner

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KS Supreme Court eCourt Project

The Kansas Supreme Court has launched its eCourt project, which will focus on merging electronic document filing with a centralized case management system. More than half of the state's judicial districts use electronic filing and the 7th judicial district in Douglas County requires it. Electronic filing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals will be mandatory starting November 2.

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