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Kansas Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions
Interfaces for accessing opinions by docket numbers and release dates.
Bankruptcy Court opinions
[Washburn Univ. Sch. of Law] — Search interface to published and unpublished opinions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.
Kansas Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Kan. Const.)
See the Kansas Legislature web site.
- Session Laws of Kansas (Kan. Sess. Laws)
- Kansas Statutes (Kan. Stat.)
Note: While the Kansas Statutes can be viewed on-line at the legislature’s web site, the presentation is so clunky as to be practically useless. Finding a specific law is difficult.
Kansas Rules of Procedure and Practice
Kansas Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- Kansas Administrative Regulations (Kan. Admin. Regs.)
- Kansas Register (Kan. Reg.)
- Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
Kansas Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Kansas Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Kansas law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy (Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y)
- Kansas Law Review (Kan. L. Rev.)
- Washburn Law Journal (Washburn L.J.)
Other Kansas Commentary
- Kansas Legislative Research Department — Publications
Various documents providing general information related to legislation, including a summary of recent legislation.
- Doing Business in Kansas: A Legal Guide. Foulston Siefkin LLP.
Kansas Law-Related Topical Web Sites
- Kansas Elder Law Network
[William Mitchell Coll. of Law (Minn.) / University of Kansas Sch. of Law] — This web site, now called the National Elder Law Network, has links to various on-line resources concerning legal issues affecting elderly individuals.
Kansas Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
NOTE—Kansas counties are organized into 29 numbered judicial districts. All but five of the districts comprise two or more counties each. In each county is a district court, which is the court of general jurisdiction. The districts are grouped into six departments, and each department is assigned to a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court for limited administrative oversight.
- Revenue Department — Forms
- Secretary of State — Forms
- Business Entity Forms
Other Kansas Resources
Consulate General of Canada in Dallas
Canadian consular services for Kansas residents.
Legal Research and Assistance
Kansas Bar Association — Public Information Pamphlets
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Kansas Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Kansas law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Kansas.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- Kansas Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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