A colleague encouraged me to run for the vacant District 7 seat of the Kansas Bar Association’s Board of Governors. If you’re a Sedgwick County attorney and a member of the KBA, I appreciate your support. Here’s the bio that will be sent with the ballot next month:
Judge Kevin M. Smith is assigned to the criminal department of the 18th Judicial District. He served in juvenile court his first four years on the bench, and one year in civil. He is an adjunct professor at Friends University where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure to criminal justice students. He has published several law review articles on juvenile justice and the foster care system. Before being appointed to the bench in 2015, he practiced law for sixteen years, including time as an Assistant D.A. with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office, and as an associate with Martin Churchill, Chtd. Although Judge Smith is now in criminal, he continues to participate in foster care outreach activities to encourage our community to do its part to improve outcomes for foster children and their families. Sen. Pat Roberts nominated Judge Smith a 2019 CCAI Angel in Adoption due to these outreach efforts.
Judge Smith serves on the board of the KBA Family Law Section and previously served on the Board of Indigent Defense Services, and the IOLTA Committee of the Kansas Bar Foundation.