Late last week a Network Security Incident occurred within the Kansas Judicial Branch. While the full details of the incident are still being investigated, it has affected Kansas Courts, all e-filing, Attorney Registration, and the Office of Judicial Administration, etc. Courts are open and operating. However, clerks cannot receive electronic filings or electronic payments.
Kansas CLE was affected in limited ways. Users of the Kansas CLE website should be reassured that the portals for attorneys and providers are safe. The attorney transcripts, provider portal, and updates on courses available are still being updated every evening. The Kansas CLE website does not utilize the Kansas Courts network for this information. Kansas CLE staff is working diligently to continue to serve the attorneys and providers with their CLE requests. However, because of staff’s reliance on the Judicial Branch’s network for other features of attorneys and provider CLE records, you will likely experience a delay in processing accreditation requests, reporting attendance, and even responses to general questions.
The Office of Judicial Administration is working with experts from several sources to find out what happened in the security incident, how it happened, and how far it reached. Until those questions are answered, the Office of Judicial Administration can’t predict a timeline for when the systems will be brought back online.
For more information regarding the Court Systems Security Incident, please visit https://www.kscourts.org/About-the-Courts/Court-Administration/OJA/Court-Systems-Security-Incident.
We ask for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.