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Panel to hold hearings on Kansas court system

May 16, 2011

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— A commission studying the Kansas court system is more than halfway done with public hearings but is preparing for the first of two sessions in Topeka.

The Blue Ribbon Commission plans a hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Topeka's library for the public to offer suggestions for improving court operations. Local officials also will meet with commission members in the afternoon.

The 25-member commission created by the Kansas Supreme Court is holding 19 hearings across the state. It has held 10 so far.

The commission is considering issues such as using technology to reduce costs and increasing the court system's flexibility in using staff.

The commission wraps up public hearings with its second session in Topeka on June 6.

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