Kansas Judicial Branch To Begin Court System Recovery

By Quinn O’Hara

A news release from the Kansas Judicial Branch has announced the recovery of their computer filing and information systems. The recovery will happen in phases, and will not have a firm timeline of events, prioritizing safety over speed.

Chief Justice Marla Luckert says recovery efforts have consisted of “upgrading firewalls, rebuilding [the] network, and securing [the] technology environment.” 

The Judicial Branch has also announced they are changing the way court information will be accessed. The new system will consist of one bank of computer terminals staffed by employees from the Office of Judicial Administration and volunteers from nearby district courts. The second will be a public access bank only available in person through 30-minute appointments with the Office of Judicial Administration.

For now, the courts will continue to operate mostly on paper, and slowly transition back to their systems as new sections come back onlin

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