May 12, 2020

Webinar for municipal court judges:

Court hearings by videoconference



The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced courts to impose tight limits on in-person proceedings, but judges are demonstrating how to continue providing access to justice by conducting many types of hearings remotely.

This webinar is to answer many of your questions about remote hearings. Panelists are one district judge and two municipal judges whose courts are conducting remote hearings now. They are joined by Kelly O'Brien and Lisa Taylor from OJA, who will talk about remote hearing technology and public and media access. 

The webinar is approved for 1.5 CLE/CJE credit hours.




Amy Hanley, district judge, Lawrence

Jason Maxwell, municipal judge, Liberal

Brad Jantz, municipal judge, Newton

OJA representatives

Kelly O'Brien, OJA director of information systems

Lisa Taylor, OJA director of public information



1:30-2:45 p.m.


May 18



You must register for this webinar. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.


Webinar resources


Judicial districts have created documents to explain how videoconferencing works in their courts.

7th Judicial District 

10th Judicial District 

This document from the 10th Judicial District is posted on the Kansas Municipal Courts portal:

  • Special videoconferencing procedures in response to worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

To access it, log in to the portal:

Username: muncourtuser
Password: MUNCOURTS!

Select Webinars from the side menu.

If the link to the portal does not work, copy this web address and paste it into your browser—



Denise Kilwein

Director of Education


Van Printy

Education Specialist


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