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District Court Divisions

The District Court is divided into seven divisions. District judges preside over Divisions 1 through 6, and pro tem judges preside over the Pro Tem Division and the Juvenile Division. Starting January 2, 2018, cases generally are assigned as follows:

  • Division 1: major and limited civil; care and treatment; and probate
  • Division 2: criminal; divorce; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 3: criminal law; family law; limited actions; care and treatment; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 4: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; small claims appeals
  • Division 5: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; traffic appeals
  • Division 6: criminal; care and treatment; protection from abuse/stalking; adoptions; children in need of care
  • Pro Tem Division: criminal first appearances; traffic; and small claims
  • Juvenile Division: juvenile offender; children in need of care; child support modification

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District Court

The 7th Judicial District of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

Department Contacts

Division 1

Division 1

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Amy Hanley District Judge 785-832-5265 division1@douglascountyks.org
Sandra Walls Admin. Asst. 785-832-5265 swalls@douglascountyks.org
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter 785-832-5249 division1@douglascountyks.org
Front Desk 785-832-5265
Division 1 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 2

Division 2

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter 785-832-5250 division2@douglascountyks.org
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Division 2 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 3

Division 3

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Debbie Oakleaf Court Reporter, CSR, RPR 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Division 3 Fax 785-838-2456

Division 4

Division 4

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James McCabria District Judge 785-832-5124 division4@douglascountyks.org
Sherry Bernhardt Admin. Asst. 785-832-5124 division4@douglascountyks.org
Division 4 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 5

Division 5

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Paula B. Martin District Judge 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Paige Hill Admin. Asst. 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter 785-832-5234 division5@douglascountyks.org
Division 5 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 6

Division 6

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Peggy Kittel District Judge 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Lu Bermudez Admin. Asst. 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter 785-832-5200 division6@douglascountyks.org
Division 6 Fax 785-838-2455

Pro Tem Division

Pro Tem Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James T. George District Judge 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Lacy Gaultney Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Linda Stancliffe Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Pro Tem Division Fax 785-838-2494

Juvenile Division

Juvenile Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Bethany Roberts District Judge 785-832-5118 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Susan Wolfe Admin. Asst. 785-832-5118 divprotem@douglascountyks.org