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Updated Notice to Kansas Active Attorneys - Court of Appeals Vacancy

Pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 20-3020(a)(2), the Kansas judicial branch has notified Governor-Elect Laura Kelly of a vacancy that will occur on the Kansas Court of Appeals as a result of the retirement of Judge Patrick D. McAnany.  Position 4 on the Kansas Court of Appeals will be vacant effective January 14, 2019. See K.S.A 2017 Supp. 20-3006(a)  The Governor has 60 days from the date the position becomes open to make the appointment, subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate. 
 
The statutory qualifications to serve on the Court of Appeals are set forth at K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 20-3020(d) and K.S.A. 20-105.  Any qualified Kansas attorney or judge who is interested in being considered for the position should fill out the application and return it to Governor-Elect Laura Kelly’s Transition Office by noon on Friday, December 28, 2018.
 
GOVERNOR-ELECT LAURA KELLY'S TRANSITION OFFICE
KANSAS STATE CAPITOL
300 SW 10TH AVENUE
ROOM 264 – W
TOPEKA, KANSAS 66612 
 
Governor-Elect Kelly has elected to use a merit-based selection process similar to the nominating commission procedures used to nominate Kansas Supreme Court Justices.  The names of applicants and interviews with the selection committee will be open to the public.

Mary Shultz