Supreme Court Appoints Four, Reppoints Two to Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Board

The Kansas Supreme Court appointed four new members and reappointed two others to the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Board.

New members are:

  • Justin Barrett, a lawyer at Barrett Law Firm, Colby;
  • Emily Hartz, a lawyer at Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, Lawrence, who will complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 23;
  • Judge Micheal Hoelscher, who serves in the 18th Judicial District, which is in Sedgwick County; and
  • Brian Leininger, a lawyer at Leininger Law Office, Overland Park.

Barrett, Hoelscher, and Leininger will serve six-year terms that began July 1 and end June 30, 2026.

Reappointed were:

  •  Ben Burgess, a retired district judge from Sedgwick County, who will serve a six-year term; and
  • Bryan Smith, a lawyer at Smith Law Firm, Topeka, will serve through June 20, 2025.

To see the full press release, click here.



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