Douglas County District Court opens its self-help office

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People who need some help with court forms, understanding court processes and finding resources will now be able to get that help at the Douglas County District Court’s Legal Self-Help Office.


James McCabria, chief judge, shared early plans for the center in June 2022. He said he had asked court staff to compile a list of the most common questions they receive, and when he saw the lengthy list, he was immediately convinced that the court needed a self-help center.

The office is open to the public, located on the first floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. It’s next to the court security screening area, according to a Wednesday news release from the county.

The office’s hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, according to the release.

Those who have questions can reach out to Legal Self-Help Director Brandy Nichols-Brajkovic by calling 785-838-2483 or emailing Nichols-Brajkovic was previously a municipal court judge in Kansas City, Kansas.

There are also online legal self-help resources available through Kansas Legal Services’ website at this link.

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