Special Administrative Law Judges

KSA 44-551(d) gives the Director the authority to appoint special administrative law judges for the purpose of examining and hearing any designated cases. Special Administrative Law Judges shall be attorneys admitted to practice law in Kansas. They shall have the same authority to exercise powers of regular Administrative Law Judges. Special Administrative Law Judges shall be paid according K.A.R. 51-2-5. (*K.A.R. 51-2-5 amended, effective November 11, 2005).

Fees include:

  1. $50.00 for each settlement hearing heard as part of a regular settlement docket.
  2. $50.00 for each settlement hearing heard as an individual setting.
  3. $100.00 for each preliminary hearing including a preliminary award or for a full hearing.
  4. $100.00 for each pre-hearing settlement conference
  5. $85.00 per hour for preparing and rendering a final award. Total not to exceed $500.00. (b) If a special local administrative law judge incurs expenses conducting one or more settlement hearings in a location other than the judge's home community, the expenses shall be assessed as costs proportionately among the cases generating the expenses.


List of Current Special Administrative Law Judges