Hon. Robert E. Nugent, Chief Judge
David D. Zimmerman, Clerk of Court
Divisions: 3 - Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City
Number of Judges: 4 - Honorable Robert E. Nugent, Chief Judge; Honorable Janice M. Karlin; Honorable Dale L. Somers; and Honorable Robert D. Berger
Number of Employees: 45 (including Chambers and Clerk’s Office staff)
NCBC Local Representative: Becky Nahr
Local Innovation: (1) Implementing in Bankruptcy Court the Fifth Circuit's hyperlinking tool that identifies citations within documents filed in CM/ECF and automatically generates hyperlinks to the cited legal authority or to the cited CM/ECF documents, making it easier for judges and law clerks to refer to statutes, cases, and other CM/ECF documents by simply clicking on the citation.
(2) A new budget planning spreadsheet that allows the court to draft an annual budget by listing individual line items within each BOC; verify compliance with the approved budget by tracking funds spent, funds committed as purchase orders, and funds reprogrammed between BOCs, between funds, and even reprogrammed to the AO and other court units; and automatically reconcile the budget against an imported Status of Funds Report generated from FAS4T.