Kansas

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Kansas
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Kansas has no case processing time standards for the appellate court system.
  Kansas Rules Relating to District Court Time Standards
Kansas Supreme Court Rule Changes by July 2010

Effective Date: 1980
State:
Kansas
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Regular:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 180 days  

Limited:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 60 days 
 

Effective Date: 1980
State:
Kansas
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felony:
(first appearance to trial or plea)            
100% within 120 days  

Misdemeanor:
(first appearance to trial or plea)            
100% within 60 days
 

Effective Date: 1980
State:
Kansas
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to termination)            
100% within 120 days
 

Effective Date: 1980
State:
Kansas
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Probate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Rule
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to disposition)            
100% within 1 year
 

Monitoring Information: Kansas documents court performance relevant to time standards by producing both computer-generated and manual reports compiled at a statewide level.

Reports/summaries with time standards are received by the clerk of court, both the presiding/chief trial and appellate judges, the state court administrator, the chief justice, Supreme Court members, and the trial court administrator, and are reviewed quarterly.
 
Case processing time standards reports are available to the public through annual reports and court publications.
Notes: Kansas finds median time to disposition to be the most helpful measure of court timeliness. The term "median" as used in these time standards means that at least 50% of the cases subject to judicial determination are tried or disposed of within the established time standards.