Effective January 5, 2015, all licensed attorneys are required to utilize the Kansas Courts Electronic Filing System when filing all new cases or documents within existing cases with the Douglas County District Court. To assist attorneys with their e-filing inquiries, the court has created an page dedicated to e-filing on the county's website. The page contains answers to frequently asked questions, troubleshooting information and related documents, as well as a link to a YouTube training video on electronic filing.
District Court Menu
- What is an expungement?
- What steps are involved in acquiring an expungement?
- When is my court date?
- When will I get my restitution check?
- Where are the Public Access Computers located?
- What is Citizen Review Board?
- What are the hours for the office and where is it located?
- What services will be provided?
- When did the office open?
- Where would I acquire online/printable versions of forms and documents related to child support, parenting time/visitation and other services offered by the District Court Trustee?
- Which cases are handled and what is the fee?
- How do I get to the Court Services Office?
- How do I pay my court costs or restitution?
- I'm scheduled for a PSI appointment, what is that?
- I've never been on probation before and don't know what to expect.
Clerk of the District Court
- Are jurors allowed to take notes?
- As a juror do I need to bring anything with me?
- Can I defer my jury duty?
- Can I request to be excused from jury service due to financial hardship?
- Can I request to be excused from jury service for medical reasons?
- Can I speak to the judge about my case?
- Can I volunteer for jury service?
- Can my employer fire me for serving on a jury?
- Do I have to appear in court for my traffic citation?
- Do I have to get an attorney for this type of action?
- Do I have to pay the court costs even if I do not come to court?
- Even though I have received a Summons, is it possible that I will not be required to come to court during the dates shown?
- How are jurors selected for a particular trial?
- How can I be referred to no cost or low cost legal services?
- How can I contest a garnishment against my wages and/or bank account?
- How can I get a judge to perform my marriage ceremony?
- How can I get more time to pay my ticket?
- How can I get out of jury service?
- How do I file a small claims case?
- How do I get copies of documents in case files, and what are the related fees?
- How do I get copies of my marriage license?
- How do I know what my court date is?
- How do I obtain a restraining order?
- How do I request an interpreter for my court hearing?
- How far back do the Public Access Computers' computer records go?
- How long do trials typically last?
- How much do I owe on my case?
- How was I selected for jury service?
- I am over 70 years-old, do I still have to serve on a jury?
- I forgot to complete my juror questionnaire. What should I do?
- I forgot to report for jury duty as ordered. What do I do?
- I have a disability that makes it hard for me to see (or hear or move about); can I get help when I appear in court?
- I have been charged with a misdemeanor traffic offense. Can I reschedule my court date?
- I have completed jury service within the last 2 years. What do I do if I receive another summons?
- I have found out that my license is suspended for not appearing in court or not paying my fines on time. How can I get my license back?
- I have received a summons. What should I do?
- I haven't heard anything from the court about my requested deferment or excusal. What do I do?
- I meet the eligibility requirements to be a juror, but am I actually qualified to be a juror?
- I missed my court appearance. What will happen next?
- I want to contest my ticket. What do I do?
- If I am summoned for jury service, will I automatically sit as a juror on a case?
- If I have a difficulty hearing or seeing, will I be disqualified?
- If I serve on a trial, will I have to report for another trial during that service period?
- Is it true that violations of 10 mph or less over the limit are considered non-moving violations?
- Is my privacy protected?
- I've moved from Douglas County, do I still qualify for jury service?
- May I smoke?
- What about childcare?
- What are my duties and responsibilities as a guardian or a conservator?
- What are the Court Clerk's office hours?
- What are the qualifications for jury service?
- What forms of payment does the court accept?
- What hours are the Public Access Computers available?
- What if an unexpected emergency keeps me from coming to the courthouse while I am on jury duty?
- What if I am a college student, and I am from another state or county, do I still have to serve?
- What if I lost my questionnaire?
- What if the jury summons has a wrong address?
- What if the person named in the jury summons has died?
- What if the weather is bad?
- What information is available on the Public Access Computers?
- What is my employer wants proof of my jury service?
- What is the purpose of the juror questionnaire attached to the summons?
- What is voir dire and what is its purpose?
- What kind of trial will I hear?
- When do I get my bond back?
- Where can jurors park?
- Where do I make payments if the Clerk's office is closed?
- Where do I obtain birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate information?
- Where do I pay my traffic ticket?
- Where do I report?
- Which courtroom do I appear in?
- Who can I contact for questions not answered here?
- Why do some juries have different numbers of jurors?
- Will I be paid for my jury service and if so, how much?
- Will I be sequestered?
- Will my employer pay me while I am on jury service?
- Will the court provide an attorney for me?
- Will there be long periods of waiting?
Citizen Review Board (CRB)
- How often do CRB's meet?
- What does a CRB volunteer do?
- What else must a Citizen Review Board (CRB) member do?
- Who can be a CRB member?
Criminal Justice Services
- Can I use CSW hours from one case for another case?
- Do you accept walk-in appointments?
- How long does it take to process the hours I submitted to the CSW Office?
- Where is the CSW office located?
- Are there any costs for the pretrial program?
- Do I have to post a cash bond to be released on the pretrial program?
- I am required by the Court to serve jail time. I have been approved for house arrest, but do not have the money to pay a private company. Is there anything pretrial services can do for me?
- I have a family member who is eligible for the pretrial release program, but still has a monetary bond requirement that we cannot afford. Why is that and how can we get our family member assessed by the program?
- I received a text/phone call regarding an upcoming court date and the call came from a number I do not recognize. How do I know this is legitimate?
- If someone has been arrested and placed in jail, what is the process for setting a bond?
- What is the pretrial release program?
- Who is eligible for the Douglas County pretrial release program?
Clerk of the District Court News
|Name||Job Title||Phone Number||Email Address|
|Douglas A.||Hamilton||Clerk of the District Courtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amber||Ballard||Supervisor / Jury Manager / Appealsemail@example.com|
|Rachel||Lavelle||Supervisor / Liensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Evie||Schlife||Accounting Technician / Probateemail@example.com|
|Beverly||Sigafoose||Juvenile / Adoptionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily||Krichati||Domestic / PFA Administrative Assistantemail@example.com|
|Jordan||Moore||Records / Juvenilefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephanie||Weeks||Small Claims / Major Civilemail@example.com|
|Jury Service Recording||785-832-5108|