Sedgwick County District Court clerk office open mornings only January 2 – 5
WICHITA—The Sedgwick County District Court clerk office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, January 2, through Friday, January 5, and closed from noon to 5 p.m. to address a backlog of paper documents filed after October 12.
The court has been operating on paper since an October 12 cyberattack temporarily incapacitated several court information systems. Included was the Kansas eCourt case management system district courts use to process cases.
The Sedgwick County District Court’s access to the case management system was restored December 27, 2023. The court clerk office will use afternoon hours next week to prepare paper documents to be entered and to begin entering into the case management system.
Filing documents January 2 – 5
If a party has a document to file in a case, they are encouraged to deliver it to the clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and noon. If a party can’t make it to the courthouse during morning hours, they can file the document by fax or leave it in the court drop box. If time allows, documents can also be sent by mail.
Kansas eCourt case management system
The Kansas eCourt case management system is used by district courts in 104 counties. It centralizes case data and provides a register of actions in each case. It is being reintroduced in district courts in phases. It is expected to be back in use in all courts except Johnson County by the end of 2023.
Kansas Courts eFiling system
The Kansas Courts eFiling system used by attorneys and justice partners to file documents electronically in district court cases will be brought online after the case management system is restored in district courts statewide.
Updates on the cyberattack and efforts to restore court information systems are online at www.kscourts.org/security-incident.