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Kansas Supreme Court forms time standards committee

TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today it has designated a new committee to help review and revise time standards for decisions in district and appellate court cases.

“We’ve pulled together a talented group of judges and lawyers with diverse experiences to tackle this job,” said Justice Carol A. Beier, who will chair the committee. “Members of the committee will take a look at time standards currently in place in Kansas and examine similar standards used in other state court systems. We hope to have a comprehensive set of recommendations ready for the court by next fall.”

Justice Beier will be joined on the committee by:

    • Judge Kathryn Gardner of the Kansas Court of Appeals


    • District Judge Glenn Braun of Ellis County District Court


    • District Judge Teresa Watson of Shawnee County District Court


    • District Judge Tim Dupree of Wyandotte County District Court


    • District Magistrate Judge Doug Jones of Chase County District Court


    • Lyndon Vix from Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in Wichita


    • Bethany Roberts from Barber Emerson in Lawrence


    • Lesley Isherwood from the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office


    • Randall Hodgkinson from Washburn University School of Law


    • Jeff Chanay from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office

By creating the time standards committee, the Supreme Court is addressing one of many areas of Kansas court operations studied by a Blue Ribbon Commission composed of Kansas residents.

The committee will have its first meeting January 22, 2016, at the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka.

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