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STANDING ORDER REGARDING DESTRUCTION OF PEROPERTY and/or EVIDENCE IN JUVENILE OFFENDER CASES
Effective March 1, 2019

This Standing Order applies to all Juvenile Cases (those with case numbers containing JV) filed in the Third Judicial District, Shawnee County, Kansas.  This Standing Order applies to all property and evidence seized by law enforcement officials during a Juvenile Offender investigation by warrant or validly seized without a warrant and not subject to asset forfeiture.

The property and or evidence may be disposed of pursuant to this Standing Order and K.S.A. 22-2512 when authorized in writing by the Office of the Shawnee County District Attorney after that office has verified the following:

1) The investigation has concluded and criminal charges have been declined due to insufficient evidence;

2) The statute of limitations has run for all applicable offenses and no criminal charges were filed;

3) Prosecution has concluded with a dismissal or acquittal; OR

4) A conviction and/or adjudication resulted, the entire sentence has been served, and no appeals are pending.  Once disposition is authorized, destruction must be completed pursuant to internal agency policy K.S.A. 22-2512, and other Kansas laws as they may be amended from time to time.

In the event K.S.A. 22-2512 does not address the disposition of the property and/or evidence in issue, such property and/or evidence shall be disposed of in such manner as the court in its sound discretion shall direct as authorized by K.S.A. 22-2512(c)(8).

Hon. Darian P. Dernovish
Third Judicial District

NOTICE REGARDING LIMITED ACTIONS CASES
Effective January 30, 2019

This notice applies to all cases filed in the Third Judicial District with the designation LM or SC.

The return of service for the initial petition must indicate clearly on the return that the petition and the summons were served on the defendant.  Failure to indicate service on both documents on the defendant may result in rejection of any subsequent proposed order.

Proposed agreed orders must have the signatures of all parties on the order.  Failure to include all required signatures may result in rejection of the proposed order.

Failure to follow Third Judicial District Administrative Order 2017-017 where applicable may result in rejection of the proposed order.

Failure to follow Supreme Court Rule 170 where applicable may result in rejection of the proposed order.

Any party seeking to obtain appointment of a special process server must follow the procedure required by law, including local court rules.  Any effort to obtain appointment of a special process server as part of a writ or otherwise outside the procedure required by law, including local court rules, may result in rejection of the proposed order.

Hon. Evelyn Z. Wilson
Chief Judge of the District Court
Third Judicial District

STANDING ORDER REGARDING SERVICE OF PROCESS IN LIMITED ACTION CASES
Effective July 1, 2018

This Standing Order applies to all Limited Actions cases (those with case numbers containing LM) filed in Shawnee County.  This Standing Order applies to all parties represented by attorneys.  It does not apply to self-represented parties.  This Standing Order applies to all documents a party wishes to have served by the Sheriff of Shawnee County, other than a Summons or Alias Summons, by any method.

For each document a party wishes to have served by the Sheriff, other than a Summons or Alias Summons, the attorney representing the party must first enter certain information into the Third Judicial District's Secured Portal.  The required information must be entered for each document sought to be served by the Sheriff.  Your document will not be served unless and until the required information has been entered.

Attorneys may access the Secured Portal or obtain access to the Secured Portal (if they do not have it already) by using http://public.shawneecourt.org/img_temp.htm.

Once in the Secured Portal, select the Service of Process Data tab on the main page and follow the prompts.  Select the Service of Process Manual tab for instructions if needed.


Hon. Teresa L. Watson
Chief Civil Judge
Third Judicial District

STANDING ORDER REGARDING BONDS ON IN JAIL CASES
Effective April 9, 2018

In cases where a defendant has been seen on first appearances and a bond has been set, the Clerk's office and the jail should automatically consider that the bond amount and conditions remain as set from the first appearances when a warrant is issued in a case filed electronically.

This will be the default situation, when there is no notation with regard to bond on the warrant, "Bond is as set."

There will be no need then for the judge to include a signature page note unless the court is modifying the bond amount or conditions that were previously set.

In every case, where there is a question as to what bond amount and/or conditions have been set, email or call the judge who signed the warrant.

Hon. William Ossmann
Third Judicial District