TERMS OF USE


Terms of Use
In order to register for an account with the Kansas Courts Electronic Filing (Kansas Courts e-Filing) system, you must accept the terms of use as listed below. This serves as your agreement with the Kansas Supreme Court Office of Judicial Administration, acting through the e-Filing System Administrator, for the purpose of electronically filing court case documents using the electronic filing (e-filing) system and will remain in effect as long as you are enrolled as an active Filing User with an assigned login identification (user ID) and password, as defined in the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents, Kansas Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 268. Failure to accept these Terms of Use will result in denial of access to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.

A. Filing User Terms and Conditions:
A Filing User accepts and agrees to comply with the following terms and conditions:
  • Be bound by and follow the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents as set forth in Administrative Order No. 268, found here.
  • Provide accurate and complete information during the account registration process, as required by the Kansas state appellate and trial courts (Kansas state courts).
  • Promptly notify the e-Filing System Administrator of any status change of a member's standing with the state of Kansas bar.
  • For active members of the Kansas bar, use the attorney's Kansas bar number as the Filing User ID.
  • Do not use or attempt to use identification for Filing User that is obscene, offensive, potentially libelous, or deceptive. A deceptive Filing User ID includes but is not limited to a user ID that could be construed to give a false or misleading impression of the individual owner's identify or association with any other legal entity.
  • Be responsible for the security and use of Filing User's ID and password. An initial password will be assigned to a Filing User, which the Filing User will be able to change using the "Change Password" functionality of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system. Any e-filing or other interaction with the Kansas Courts e-Filing system using a Filing User ID and password shall be deemed to be made by that Filing User or with that Filing User's express authorization.
  • Immediately notify the Office of the Clerk of the Kansas state court where a document is being filed of any breach of user security, including any use of a Filing User ID and password by an individual not expressly authorized to do so by Filing User.
  • If an individual will cease using an assigned User ID and password, notify the e-Filing System Administrator immediately to terminate use of the Filing User ID and password.
  • Agree to suspension of Filing User's account by the e-Filing System Administrator if it is determined that the account is being misused, abused, or fraudulently used. Service shall also be suspended if any information provided during the account registration process is false or fraudulent.
  • Understand that misuse, abuse or fraud may also result in civil liability, criminal prosecution, a grievance being filed with the appropriate licensing agency or any combination thereof.
  • Cooperate with the e-Filing System Administrator and law enforcement during investigations into misuse, abuse or fraud.
  • Use software for document production and access to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system compliant with the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents, as set forth in Administrative Order No. 268.
  • Assume all risk and waive any claim for damages resulting from use of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.
B. System Use:
A Filing User accepts and agrees to the following provisions related to System Use:
  • Filing User will use the e-filing login process with a Filing User ID and password, as set out in the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents in Administrative Order No. 268, found here
  • All documents submitted by e-filing and information provided to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system by Filing User are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA), K.S.A. 45-215, et seq., and amendments thereto, and may only be designated as confidential, proprietary, or otherwise protected from public disclosure pursuant to KORA or as otherwise provided by law.
  • Unavailability of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system shall neither constitute a basis for an extension of time in which to file any matter with the court nor in any way affect any applicable statute of limitations, except as provided by law. In the event the Kansas Courts e-Filing system is unavailable, Filing User agrees that time-sensitive documents must be filed in hard copy with the clerk of the Kansas state court in which the case is pending in order to meet any applicable statutes. The provisions of K.S.A. 60-206, and amendments thereto, shall apply to the extent a clerk’s office is inaccessible due to unavailability of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.
C. Technical Requirements:
A Filing User accepts and agrees to the following provisions related to Technical Requirements:
  • The e-Filing System Administrator may deploy updates or modifications to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system at any time, with or without prior notice. The Filing User’s continued use of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system to file documents electronically with the Kansas state courts constitutes acceptance of the system as updated or modified.
  • The e-Filing System Administrator may delay, limit, or deny access to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system due to system outages, scheduled maintenance or backups, or unforeseen events that may occur.
  • The e-Filing System Administrator will make reasonable efforts to provide prompt notice of any denial of access and the anticipated duration of such denial of access, but failure of the e-Filing System Administrator to give such notice shall not constitute a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use or justification for Filing User’s failure to comply with the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents set out in Administrative Order No. 268, the Kansas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Rules of Professional Conduct, or other Kansas statutes, Supreme Court rules, or administrative orders.
  • The Filing User will use software for document production and access to the Kansas Courts e-Filing system compliant with the Technical Standards Governing Electronic Filing and Transmission of Court Documents set out in Administrative Order No. 268.
  • The Filing User assumes all risk and waives any claim for damages against the e-Filing System Administrator resulting from use of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.
D. Miscellaneous Provisions
A Filing User accepts and agrees to the following Miscellaneous Provisions related to Kansas Courts e-Filing system use:
  • By use of the Kansas Courts e-Filing system, Filing User acquires no ownership or intellectual property interest in the system, its content or related materials, including but not limited to Filing User ID or password; user profile information; documents filed electronically; user interface design, format or content; titles or terminology; logos or other artwork; or training materials and documentation. Filing User agrees that all such intellectual property is the sole property of the e-Filing System Administrator or of the vendor selected to develop or host the Kansas Courts e-Filing system, and that no such content may be reproduced without permission.
  • A Filing User is prohibited from developing, producing, or disseminating any derivative work or product based upon or intended to interact with the Kansas Courts e-Filing system without written permission of the e-Filing System Administrator and any vendor selected to develop or host the system.
  • A Filing User may not employ any software that collects, intercepts, or otherwise “mines” information or content from the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.
  • Any challenge or dispute regarding these Terms of Use, whether sounding in contract or tort, relating to its validity, construction, interpretation and enforcement shall be determined, governed, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Kansas. Venue for any dispute shall be Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kansas.
  • If any section of the Terms of Use shall, for any reason, be held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this suit.
  • The Terms of Use shall survive for as long as the Filing User has an account for the Kansas Courts e-Filing system, is a party in an action that is filed using the Kansas Courts e-Filing system, or is counsel for a party in a case that is filed using the Kansas Courts e-Filing system.
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