TOPEKA –The Court of Appeals Nominating Commission today announced the application deadline for individuals interested in applying for the impending vacancy to be created by the Supreme Court appointment of Melissa Taylor Standridge.

Applications will be due by 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 23. Individuals should contact for application 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 January 28, 2020, 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.