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District Court Divisions

Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to Administrative Orders issued by the Kansas Supreme Court, most hearings are now being conducted via remote means, either by telephone or video appearance. If you have an attorney, you should check with that attorney for information on your case. The hearing date/time information listed for each division may not be accurate and you should not rely on this page for accurate information about the setting for any case you have pending.

Follow this link for more information: https://douglascountyks.org/depts/district-court/county-news/2020/03/17/district-court-implements-measures-help-prevent-spread

 

The District Court is divided into eight divisions. District judges preside over Divisions 1 through 6, and pro tem judges preside over the Pro Tem Division and the Juvenile Division. Starting May 1, 2020, cases generally are assigned as follows:

  • Division 1: Criminal – felony and misdemeanor
  • Division 2: Criminal; family law/divorce and behavioral health court
  • Division 3: Criminal - felony; Chapter 60 civil and drug court
  • Division 4: Civil – Chapter 60 and 61; miscellaneous civil; probate
  • Division 5: Civil – Chapter 60 and family law/divorce and care/treatment cases
  • Division 6: Criminal – felony and misdemeanor; Civil – Chapter 60 and 61
  • Pro Tem - Adult - Division: Criminal – misdemeanor; criminal first appearances; traffic; and small claims
  • Pro Tem - Juvenile - Division: juvenile offender; children in need of care; child support modification and Chapter 61 civil

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Department Contacts

Division 1

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Amy Hanley District Judge 785-832-5265 division1@douglascountyks.org
Kris Knowles Admin. Asst. 785-832-5265 division1@douglascountyks.org
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter 785-832-5234 division1@douglascountyks.org
Heather Rutler Court Reporter 785-832-5234 division1@douglascountyks.org
Division 1 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 2

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter 785-832-5250 division2@douglascountyks.org
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. 785-832-5248 division2@douglascountyks.org
Division 2 Fax 785-838-2454

Division 3

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Debbie Oakleaf Court Reporter, CSR, RPR 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. 785-832-5230 division3@douglascountyks.org
Division 3 Fax 785-838-2456

Division 4

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James McCabria District Judge 785-832-5124 division4@douglascountyks.org
Tiffany Wade Admin. Asst. 785-832-5124 division4@douglascountyks.org
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter 785-832-5249 division4@douglascountyks.org
Division 4 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 5

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Mark A. Simpson District Judge 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Paige Hill Admin. Asst. 785-832-5323 division5@douglascountyks.org
Division 5 Fax 785-838-2455

Division 6

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Stacey Donovan District Judge 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Adelaida Mendoza Admin. Asst. 785-832-5144 division6@douglascountyks.org
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter 785-832-5200 division6@douglascountyks.org
Division 6 Fax 785-838-2455

Pro Tem Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable James T. George Pro Tem Judge 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Lacy Gaultney Admin. Asst. 785-330-2817 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Pro Tem Division Fax 785-838-2494

Juvenile Division

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
The Honorable Paul R. Klepper Juvenile Judge 785-832-5118 divprotem@douglascountyks.org
Angie Figgs Admin. Asst. 785-832-5118 afiggs@douglascountyks.org