CIVIL RULE - NO. 8
1. Bench Copies. Copies of all motions,
briefs in support, and briefs in opposition shall be provided by counsel to the
assigned judge at the time of filing to aid in the prompt adjudication of these
2. Requests for Hearing. Requests
for hearing on motions should be made to the division in which they are filed or,
when appropriate, to a hearing officer. Whenever possible, indicate in the upper
right-hand corner of the motion and any supporting or opposing briefs the time and
date on which the motion has been set for hearing.
3. Response Deadline. If a motion
is filed and the deadline for filing a response to such motion is not clearly set
forth in either the Kansas statutes or the Kansas Supreme Court rules, the deadline
for filing a response shall be 14 days after service of the motion.
4. DOC Number. Any reference to
a prior pleading filed in the case shall include the pleading’s record of appearance
docket number (DOC #).
5. Submission of Proposed Orders.
Proposed orders shall not be submitted along with motions unless signed by all counsel,
or, unless the motion specifically recites that all affected parties have been consulted
and have no objection to the motion.
6. Waiver of Oral Argument. Counsel
wishing to submit motions on the merits of the motion without argument shall notify
the judge the matter is ready for determination, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule
7. Page Limitations. Except as the
court may specially authorize, the length of briefs shall not exceed the following:
a. Motions for summary judgment, to dismiss,
and for judgment on the pleadings
Brief in support–50 pages
Brief in opposition–50 pages
Reply brief–20 pages
b. All other motions
Brief in support–20 pages
Brief in opposition–20 pages
Reply brief–10 pages
c. Any motion to exceed page limitations must be submitted before submission of
the brief and shall include a specific total page request. Such motions may be ruled
upon without waiting for a response from any other party. If a motion is granted
increasing the size of a brief in support, the page limit for the brief in opposition
is automatically increased to the same page limit.
Any brief that exceeds the page limitations may be stricken by the court.