(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Supreme Court will look at how efficient the Kansas Court system is.
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss says “For the first time in Kansas history, court-by-court caseloads will be studied by experts from the National Center for State Courts to make recommendations regarding judicial and non-judicial staffing statewide.” Nuss said. He says, “The caseloads will be examined by both number and “weight,” which considers such things as the complexity of cases and the driving time needed to handle cases in the state’s rural areas.”
There are 266 judge positions in Kansas and more than 1,500 non-judicial positions authorized for the Kansas court system.
The National Center for State Courts will submit its findings to the Supreme Court.
Nuss says the findings may lead to suggestions for improvement in the Kansas court sytem and suggestions to make better use of taxpayer money.