Tribal-State Judicial Forum

The Tribal-State Judicial Forum was created to encourage greater understanding and exchange of information between the tribal and state judicial systems in Kansas. The Tribal-State Judicial Forum is a vehicle for expanding tribal and state court judges’ knowledge of the respective judicial systems; identifying and discussing issues regarding court practices, procedures, and administration that are of common concern to members of tribal and state judicial systems; and cultivating mutual respect for and cooperation between tribal and state judicial systems.

Meeting Dates:


Tribal-State Judicial Forum Meeting
Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


Tribal-State Judicial Forum Meeting
Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


Hon. Theresa L. Barr, Chair; Lawrence, Kansas
Administrative Judge - Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Hon. James A. Patton, Vice-Chair; Hiawatha, Kansas
District Judge - Kansas 22nd Judicial District

Hon. Blaine A. Carter; Alma, Kansas
Magistrate Judge - Kansas 2nd Judicial District

Hon. Steven R. Ebberts; Topeka, Kansas
District Judge - Kansas 3rd Judicial District

Hon. Steven Hager; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chief Judge - Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Hon. Lisa Otipoby Herbert; Ponca City, Oklahoma
Judge - Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska

Hon. Peggy Kittel; Lawrence, Kansas
District Judge - Kansas 7th Judicial District

Hon. Nate Young; Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Judge - Delaware Tribe