District Court

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601 S. 3rd Street
Suite 3051

Leavenworth, KS 66048
P: 913.684.0700
F: 913.684.0492

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

February 2, 2024

Effective Monday, February 5, the Leavenworth District Court Clerk’s office will close to the public at 3 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, to address a backlog of paper documents filed after a cyberattack on the Kansas court case management system.

The October 12 cyberattack temporarily disabled several statewide court information systems, including the eCourt case management system that district courts use to process cases. Consequently, the District Court has accepted paper documents for existing cases and new case filings.    

On January 26, the District Court was reconnected to the statewide eCourt system, after security measures were addressed. The Court must now backload all paper filings received since October 12 into the eCourt system.

During the period of restricted business hours, the District Court Clerk’s office will work between 3 and 5 p.m. daily to process the backlog of paper filings until all are entered into the eCourt system. The Clerk’s office has a procedure in place and will continue to process emergency matters as they occur.  Courtroom dockets will also proceed daily as scheduled. The Clerk’s office will resume its normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily schedule when it has completed processing its paper backlog. 

Attorneys are now required to electronically file all documents in District Court cases.  Persons not represented by an attorney but who wish to file documents in a new or existing case after the 3 p.m. closing time may submit their documents to the court by fax at 913-684-0492, or leave their documents in the court’s drop box located at the main entrance to the Justice Center.  Instructions in how to use the drop box are available on the File Using a Drop Box page on the Kansas Judicial Branch Web site.  Persons may also mail their documents to the court for filing if time allows.  

January 31, 2024

The Kansas Supreme Court has reinstated electronic filing requirements in district courts, effective immediately.

Administrative Order 2024-CC-006 requires attorneys and other efiling users to electronically file in cases that exist in the Kansas Courts eFiling system, except for appeals to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court.  The order also requires all new cases to be initiated through the eFiling system, except for appeals to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court. 

Persons not represented by an attorney but who wish to file documents in a new or existing Leavenworth District Court action may submit their documents to the court in person, by mail, or by fax at 913-684-0492.  Self-represented litigants may also use a drop box located at the Leavenworth Justice Center main entrance to file documents after business hours.  Instructions in how to use the drop box are available on the File Using a Drop Box page on the Kansas Judicial Branch Web site

Persons seeking protection orders may file petitions online through the Kansas Protection Order Portal.

Persons who wish to apply for marriage licenses must use the online Marriage License Portal.


It is the policy of the District Court and the Kansas Judicial Branch to comply with provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).  Persons seeking an accommodation to participate in or observe a scheduled court proceeding should contact the District Court at least five (5) working days prior to the proceeding, please click here for contact information.  Additional information is also available at the ADA Compliance page on the Judicial Branch Web site.  

NEWS RELEASE:  Supreme Court issues order to require electronic filing in district courts (January 29, 2024)







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