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Kansas Court of Appeals judges as seen through a stylized magnifying glass

Every year, the Kansas Court of Appeals holds oral arguments on campus at JCCC. These on-campus events have been suspended recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once we resume hosting oral arguments on the JCCC campus, this page will be updated with the event details.

This is a great opportunity for students and the community to observe the judicial process in action. Additionally, the judges often end each session with a Q&A, taking questions from attendees about the judicial process, being a judge in Kansas, working in legal-related fields, etc. (However, they cannot answer any questions specific to the cases on the docket.)

This event is free and open to the public. You are welcome to quietly come and go during the session. 

If you plan to bring a large group, please notify Gwenda Hawk, Associate Professor and Chair of Legal Studies, or call 913-469-8500, ext. 3184.

To watch from off-campus, oral arguments will be livestreamed. A link will be posted before the session. 

The livestream will contain live captioning, but if a sign language interpreter is needed, please request at least 48 hours in advance

The session is hosted by the JCCC Paralegal Program.


The docket for oral arguments is posted at
http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-opinions/dockets/court-of-appeals-docket.asp

When the Kansas Court of Appeals publishes an opinion* (typically one to two months after oral arguments), the opinion is posted here:
http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-opinions/case-name-list/Court-of-Appeals/

For more information about the Kansas Court of Appeals and its judges, visit:
https://www.kscourts.org/About-the-Courts/Court-of-Appeals
http://www.kscourts.org/kansas-courts/court-of-appeals/judge-bios/default.asp

To read more about the Kansas court system, visit:
http://www.kscourts.org/kansas-courts/general-information/default.asp

* Not all opinions are published.