In a historic first, the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will travel outside Topeka to hear oral arguments in cases as part of a public outreach program.

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on cases in Salina on April 13, 2011, then Greensburg on September 28, 2011, then Wichita on September 29, 2011.  The court proceedings will be open to the public and available live online on the the Kansas Judicial Branch website

In March and April 2011, judges from the Kansas Court of Appeals, which traditionally sits in Topeka, will visit the communities of Pittsburg, McPherson, and Leavenworth to hear appeals, and participate in a variety of official outreach programs while in the area that target local students and citizens.  In September 2011, the Court of Appeals will hear cases at Wichita State University in Wichita; Washburn University in Topeka; Kansas City Community College in Kansas City, Kansas; and Barton Community College in Salina as part of the schol’s observation of Constitution Day.  In October and November, 2011, the Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Colby, Kingman, Salina, and Douglas.