> Self-Nominations Being Taken From Attorneys for Board Election:
The nominating process to identify candidates for this spring's
election of the five attorney members to serve on the Douglas County
Law Library Board of Trustees for the 2015/2017 term has begun.
In order to ensure that only attorneys who are willing to serve are
nominated, only self-nominations will be taken. Eligible* attorneys who
have paid their 2015 Law Library Registration Fee, and for whom the
Library has a postal mailing address on file, will be sent a copy of an
Attorney Members Self-Nomination Form by postal mail. The
self-nomination form is also available through the Law Library's
website by clicking here.
Local attorneys who would like to nominate themselves to be placed on
the ballot for the election in April should complete a nomination form
and return it to the Law Library. All nominations must be received in
the Law Library no later than 5:00 PM on March 2, 2015, the deadline
* To be eligible to serve as an attorney member on the board, one
must be an attorney whose principal office, i.e.: main practice, is in
Douglas County, or, if the practice is in another state, resides in
> Judge James McCabria Joined Law Library Board: With
his swearing in on December 8, 2014, as District Court Judge in
Division IV of the Seventh Judicial District of Kansas, Judge James
McCabria became a member of the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law
Library Board of Trustees.
Did You Know?
By making arrangements with local court reports,
audio recordings of select hearings may be accessed and listened to
through an audio player on the Amicus/FullCourt terminal in the Law
"Did You Know?" is a service of the Law Library. Every month, a bit of
Law Library trivia will be posted in the Law Library and here on the
Law Library's website. The previous month's "Did You Know?" tidbit will
also be published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. We hope this service will help improve communication between the Law Library and its users.
This Month In Legal History
February 17, 1897 - The New England Emigrant Aid
Company transfers its claim for the destruction of the Free State Hotel
to the University of Kansas.
For the full story, go to the This Month In Legal History page on this website.
"This Month In Legal History" features an event from the history of law
and jurisprudence of Douglas County, Kansas, that occurred during the
month. A different historical event will be posted here every month and
published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. The archives of previously published entries can be accessed by going to the This Month In Legal History Archive page. Suggestions from readers of items for inclusion in this feature are encouraged and welcomed.
The mission of the Douglas County Law Library is to provide legal and
law related resources through a law library, focused on a Kansas
practice, conveniently located in the Judicial Center for use by the
bar, bench and public.
The Douglas County Law Library was established under the auspices of
the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, pursuant to Kansas
Statutes 20-3126 through 20-3132, and opened on May 1, 2003. On August
28, 2014, it was renamed the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law
Library for the Honorable Michael J. Malone, who was the driving force
behind the establishment of the Law Library. The Law Library is open to
the general public as noted on the Law Library Hours
page on this website. Licensed attorneys in Douglas County who have
paid their annual Law Library Registration Fee and been issued a key
have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attorneys should contact the
Library about getting a key.
Attorneys who have not paid their Registration Fee are prohibited
from filing any and all transactions with the Clerk of the District
Court until the fee is paid. They also are ineligible to run for one of
the five positions reserved for attorneys on the Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library Board of Trustees and to vote in elections
for those positions.
For more information, contact the Law Library at: firstname.lastname@example.org.