KADCCA began as KADCC, Kansas Association of District Court Clerks.
Up until the time of statewide unification of all Kansas district
courts in 1977, clerks of the district courts were elected officials.
After unification, the Office of Judicial Administration (OJA)
was statutorily created and clerks became appointed officials in each
thereafter, OJA created the position of court administrator, and
individuals appointed to that position also became members of the
Association, thus adding the "A" to turn KADCC into KADCCA.
KADCCA’s membership is restricted to clerks and court administrators
of the state district courts.
Its’ membership does not include municipal court clerks, as
municipal courts handle city ordinances and district courts handle state
statutes allow for a clerk of the district court in each of the state’s
105 counties. There are 31
judicial districts and 17 have district court administrators.
Clerks of the district courts oversee the daily functions of the
clerical side including the filing of cases, recording of all documents
for case files, receipting of and payment out of fines, costs,
the like. Duties also include juvenile compliance, jury summons,
assisting the public, lawyers and judges, as well as supervising
subordinate deputy clerks.
The clerk of the district court is a highly responsible and transparent
position. Clerk’s offices
coordinate all their activities with OJA and work with many outside
agencies including county/district prosecutors, Social and
Rehabilitation Services, Court Services, and state and local law