Guidelines for Clerk & Court Staff
|Staff May Not|
Encourage self-represented litigants to be informed about their legal rights to consult with an attorney for legal advice.
Encourage self-represented litigants to consult with an attorney for legal advice.
Provide information about:
|Provide legal advice, including but not limited to:
Provide location(s) of all appropriate court approved forms and written instructions.
Provide docketed case information.
Provide reasonable accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|Recommend any specific course of action, including but not limited to:
|Provide locations for court-approved, written definitions of commonly used terms.||Assist in completing any forms or advise on how a particular term or definition applies to a specific situation.|
|Provide general information about courtroom location, other agencies’ locations in the building and in-house facilities.||
Interpret statutes or rules or advise whether a particular statute or rule applies in a specific situation.
Provide information kept confidential by statute or court rule.
Recommend or advise concerning rules of evidence, witnesses, objections, or rulings.
- Kansas Services Inc: (800) 675-5860
- Lawyer Referral Services: www.KsBar.org or www.KansasLegalServices.org
Phone: (800) 928-3111 or (316) 265-1247
- Kansas Judicial Branch: www.KsCourts.org
- Kansas Supreme Court Rules: www.KsCourts.org/rules
- Glossary of Legal Terms: