Council Meeting Dates:

June 5, 2015

Judicial Council meetings begin at 9:00 AM.

Mission Statement

The Judicial Council works to improve the administration of justice in Kansas by continuously studying the judicial system and related areas of law, by recommending changes when they are appropriate, and by preparing publications which further this mission.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the agency is to review the judicial branch of government and the various substantive and procedural codes used by the courts to identify problem areas or areas of potential improvement and to take appropriate action. To meet this goal, the Judicial Council establishes advisory committees to review specific areas of law and to make recommendations for needed improvement to the Judicial Council. The Judicial Council then reviews the recommendations, makes appropriate changes, and forwards the recommendations to the Supreme Court or to the Legislature for consideration and approval.

To contact us:

301 S.W. 10th Street
Suite 140
Topeka, KS 66612-1507

Phone: 785-296-2498
Fax: 785-296-1035
Email Kansas Judicial Council


The Judicial Council released new expungement forms on July 1, 2014.

The Office of Judicial Administration has released new OJA forms.  The Judicial Council is making them available for the public’s convenience.


The 2013 supplement for the Pattern Instructions for Kansas – Criminal 4th is available.