The Civil Department deals with a wide variety of filings for cases involving disputes between individuals, businesses, or the government. A civil case is initiated by the plaintiff or the party who is claiming harm done by the actions of another party called the defendant. A civil case may have more than one plaintiff or more than one defendant. Civil (CV) case types include but are not limited to:
What Services Can the Clerk’s Office Provide to Me?
While most of the cases in Civil are filed by attorneys, some individuals choose to represent themselves. Court staff can give you basic information about cases, but cannot give you legal advice. Some forms and instructions are available, but due to the vast variety of cases that can be filed in this department, staff may not be able to provide the instruction that self-represented litigants desire.
Shawnee County District Court provides links to Self-Help resources. This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.