The Seventh Judicial District is the state District Court for Douglas County, Kansas. The cities of Baldwin City, Eudora and Lawrence have their own municipal courts which are separate from state District Court.
State District Courts are courts of general jurisdiction. That jurisdiction extends to all civil and criminal matters that are recognized under state law, including lawsuits for damages to personal rights and property, divorce and child custody, probate and administration of estates, guardianships/conservatorships, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters and small claims.
Decisions of the District Court are generally subject to appeal. Appeals can be taken to the Kansas Court of Appeals and, in some instances, directly to the Kansas Supreme Court.
We hope this page helps you locate the information you are seeking about our local District Court.
The Court Administrator supervises and coordinates the administrative functions and operations of the district court, supervises and directs the activities of non-judicial employees of the court and performs other duties that are designated by the chief judge, required by law or by the state Judicial Administrator.
Kansas Legal Services offers a Self Help Center for Douglas County District Court (7th Judicial District)