The Court of Appeals Nominating Commission today announced the application deadline for individuals interested in applying for the upcoming vacancy created by the June 26, 2020 retirement of Judge Steve Leben.

Application materials will be due by 3:00 PM Friday, March 6, 2020. Individuals should contact for applications materials.

The interview days and schedule will be announced at a later date. All updates may be found at

Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-01 on Tuesday, January 28, establishing the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission. Under Kansas law, the Governor appoints judges to the Court of Appeals subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Commission will review each applicant’s background and qualifications, conduct interviews and then submit three nominees for the Governor to consider.