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Bradley Software - Kansas Child Support Calculator Tax Adjustments - REVISED

Bradley Software recently updated our blog with information about the Tax Adjustments suggestions in the Kansas Child Support Calculator (see July, 2018 Law Library Newsletter). Since that posting they received numerous inquiries and as a result have issued a revision to the blog post. In addition they have posted an update to the Tax Adjustments suggestions in the Kansas Child Support Calculator to help further reduce any confusion.

You can read the latest edition of the Bradley Software blog to help bring clarity to questions submitted to Bradley.  You can find their blog post at https://bradleysoftware.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/kansas-tax-adjustments-dependent-exemptions-and-the-ctc-child-tax-credit/

Mary Shultz
NEW BIDS CLAIM FORMS AVAILABLE

The new Assigned Counsel Claim Forms are now available on the SBIDS website:

http://www.sbids.org/forms.html

The $75.00 hourly rate will apply to work performed on July 1, 2018 through
June 30, 2019.  The mileage rate applies pursuant to Kansas Administrative
Regulations.

NOTE:  Use Firefox ONLY to open forms from the Library terminals.  Neither Microsoft Edge nor Google Chrome will open the claim form.  

Mary Shultz
Update from Bradley Software

Kansas Child Support Calculator - Tax Adjustments 

If you are at all confused about how the 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act impacts Kansas Child Support, don't feel alone. This is the most commonly asked topic on the Bradley Software tech support line.  They have updated their blog to give you the information you need to eliminate the confusion.  See https://bradleysoftware.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/kansas-tax-adjustments-dependent-exemptions-and-the-ctc-child-tax-credit/

Mary Shultz
3rd Annual Douglas County Employee Arts & Crafts Exhibit

Seasons come and go so quickly! It is nearly time for the 3rd Annual Douglas County Employee Art and Craft Exhibit! 

The employee exhibit will be displayed throughout the JLE building beginning August 1 through the end of September.

During this two month period, you will be able to display your artwork in many forms; oil/watercolor/acrylic paint; chalk; pencil; woodcrafts; sewing; photography; quilting; sculptures; poetry…(to name a few). The possibilities are many.

Don’t retreat or be obscure; join the pleasure and excitement, and shine through your art by revealing your interests and inspirations.

If you are interested, please contact Mary Shultz in the Law Library by the 13th of July for additional information by e-mail at manager@dgkslawlibrary.org;  or by leaving a message at 785-838-2477.

Don’t delay; space is limited and will fill up quickly.

Also, if you have a talented friend or family member, we would be pleased to show their talents as well!

Mary Shultz
Supreme Court accepting public comment on amended Rule 169

The Kansas Supreme Court is accepting comment on recently adopted changes to Supreme Court Rule 169 concerning information judges must now provide jurors about their right to discuss or not discuss a case after a trial concludes. The rule amendment is required by HB 2479 and HB 2579, which were adopted earlier this year and become effective July 1, 2018. The amended rule also becomes effective July 1, 2018.

Comments on amendments to Rule 169 will be reviewed and the court will consider amending the rule if it's deemed warranted and beneficial.

Changes are shown using strikethrough for deletion and underlining the new language.

Comments may be submitted to publiccomments@kscourts.org with "Rule 169" in the subject line until 5 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018.

 

Mary Shultz
Bench-Bar Members Needed!

The Douglas County Bench-Bar Committee currently has 3 openings to fill in the next several weeks.

The Bench-Bar Committee is responsible for communicating concerns and advancing the professional relationship between the members of the bar and the judges of Douglas County, Kansas.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every other month during the lunch hour.

The duration of the terms are as follows:

VACANT - (at large, term expires March 31, 2020)
VACANT - (at large, term expires March 31, 2021)
VACANT - (at large, term expires March 31, 2022)

Please consider helping the Bench-Bar maintain strong relationships with the Judges of Douglas County.

Contact Terry Leibold at tleibold@petefishlaw.com  if you want to serve.  The position will hopefully be filled by July 13th.
 

Mary Shultz
Supreme Court Traveling Docket - Manhattan, KS

6:30 p.m. — Monday, September 24, 2018 — Manhattan High School

The Kansas Supreme Court is heading to Manhattan High School in Manhattan as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

It will be the Supreme Court's first visit to Manhattan in the court's 157-year history, and it will be the ninth time the court will hear cases in the evening.

Mary Shultz
3rd Annual Douglas County Employees Arts & Crafts Exhibit

Seasons come and go so quickly! It is nearly time for the 3rd Annual Douglas County Employee Art and Craft Exhibit!  The employee exhibit will be displayed throughout the JLE building beginning August 1 and will run through the end of September.  During this two month period, we will be displaying artwork in many forms; oil/watercolor/acrylic paint; chalk; pencil; woodcrafts; sewing; photography; quilting; sculptures; poetry…(to name a few). 

Don’t retreat or be obscure; join the pleasure and excitement, and shine through your art by revealing your interests and inspirations.  Please contact any of the members of the JLE Art Team o express your interest:  

Pam Ebert, Juvenile Offender Trial Assistant, Douglas County District Attorney (pebert@douglascountyks.org)

Vernon Anderson, Administrative Assistant to Hon. B. Kay Huff (vanderson@douglascountyks.org)

Mary Shultz, Manager, Michael J Malone Douglas County Law Library (manager@dgkslawlibrary.org)

 

 

Mary Shultz
Kansas Supreme Court adds clarification to Rule 122 in advance of efiling mandate

The Kansas Supreme Court has updated Rule 122 to add language to clarify that an electronically filed document must include a certificate of service when service is required under K.S.A. 60-205.

The clarifying language was added to the first line of section (d) of Supreme Court Rule 122: Electronic Filing and Service by Electronic Means.

Updated language in the rule appears in Supreme Court order 2018 SC 52 filed Wednesday.

Supreme Court Rule 122 was one of two rules recently amended by the court to support its mandate that beginning June 25, all Kansas-licensed attorneys who are permitted to practice law under Supreme Court Rule 208(a) must electronically file documents in cases before any state court.

The second rule amended to support the efiling mandate is Supreme Court Rule 119: Fax Filing and Service by Fax

Attorneys who are not yet filing electronically are encouraged to visit the Kansas Courts Electronic Filing web page on the judicial branch website to:

Mary Shultz
New President of the KBA Board of Governors

The Kansas Bar Association recently announced that the new President of its Board of Governors is Lawrence attorney, Sarah Warner.

Sarah is a partner at Thompson Warner, P.A., in Lawrence, where her practice focuses on resolving state and federal constitutional claims; insurance disputes; and issues relating to banking and real estate. She also teaches Conflict of Laws and Appellate Practice as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law. Warner earned her B.A. from KU in 2003 and her J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2006. Sara has served on the KBA Board of Governors as the District 2 Governor, Executive Committee, Board of Publishers and Annual Survey Committee. She is a member of the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys and is President of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. 

Congratulations to Sarah, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Michael J Malone Douglas County Law Library!

Mary Shultz