Division Five

Division Five

7th Judicial District of Kansas

District Court / Division Five

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Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

Judge Mark A. Simpson

Chapter 60 Major Civil, Drug Treatment Court, Expungements, and Care and Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness

Division 5 handles civil actions pursuant to Chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. This includes a wide range of cases including name changes, claims of negligence, breach of contract, malpractice, wrongful death, and more. 

Additionally, Judge Simpson handles cases filed under the Care and Treatment Act for Mentally Ill Persons and oversees the county’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (AOT). In the AOT program, the court collaborates with the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to engage participants who have severe mental illnesses in mental health treatment in the community after they are released from inpatient treatment. 

Division 5 is also the home of the Douglas County Drug Treatment Court. The Drug Treatment Court’s goal is to reduce recidivism in people with felonies related to substance use disorders by offering treatment as an alternative to incarceration. To learn more about Douglas County’s Drug Treatment Court visit our website. (https://www.douglascountyks.org/drug-court)



Name Change

Drug Treatment Court

Specific Docket Information

Division 5 Drug Court

Friday at 10:00 AM


Division 5 Name Change Docket

First Tuesday of the Month at 1:30 PM


Division 5 Expungement Docket

Third Tuesday of the Month at 1:30 PM

Division Staff Contact Information

Victoria Sparkman

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (785) 832-5323

Self Help Office

Pro se (self-representing) parties may visit the Self Help Office for assistance in finding and filling out legal forms. Please note that the Self Help staff cannot provide legal advice.

Judicial and Law Enforcement Building

111 E 11th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

JLE Building