Judge reappointed to computerization panel
Chief Judge Michael Powers of Marion has been reappointed to a one-year term on a panel overseeing implementation of a online system to manage all cases in Kansas district and appellate courts.
Powers, who presides over the 8th Judicial District, including Dickinson, Geary, Marion, and Morris counties, is one of 13 members of the eCourt Steering Committee, appointed by the state supreme court.
The $11.5 million system, funded largely by court fees, will be rolled out of three years, starting Monday.
It is designed to standardize recordkeeping statewide and eliminate most paper filing.
The district court clerk’s office will be closed to the public Friday to prepare for the transition. Other court offices will remain open.
Last modified Aug. 1, 2019