City Attorney

City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney's Office provides legal support to city staff and elected officials by responding to requests for legal opinions, preparing legal documents, negotiating contracts and providing legal training to city employees.

The City Prosecutor and Human Relations are divisions of the City Attorney's Office. The City Attorney also supervises the nonjudicial functions of the Municipal Court. Contact Us

The City Attorney’s Office cannot give legal advice concerning private legal disputes.

City Prosecutor

The City Prosecutor's Office at 1006 New Hampshire, prosecutes municipal ordinance violations, including misdemeanor criminal and traffic violations, in the Municipal Court and represents the City in Municipal Court appeals to appellate courts. For general information, call us at (785) 832-6195 or email us at: prosecutorinfo@lawrenceks.org.

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court at 1006 New Hampshire, handles violations of city ordinances including traffic and parking violations within the city limits. The City Attorney supervises the nonjudicial functions of the Court, while cases are decided by an appointed Municipal Judge who is bound by the Kansas Rules of Judicial Conduct to decide cases in an impartial manner.

The nonjudicial functions of the Municipal Court are under the director of the City Attorney, and the supervision of the court manager. A full-time Judge appointed by the City Manager presides over all court proceedings and is responsible for all aspects of the adjudiciation of cases under applicable statutes and ordinances. The support staff consists of an Administrative Probation Officer, a Warrant/Probation clerk, a Senior Accounting Clerk, and five court clerks. You may contact us at (785) 832-6190.

To pay citations, fines or court fees click here. Be sure to select State: Kansas; and Court:  Lawrence Municipal Court.

Human Relations

The Human Relations Division is a civil rights enforcement agency. It investigates complaints from persons alleging they have been discriminated against in employment, housing, or public accommodations because of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or familial status in housing. Human Relations provides education and out reach for the City's anti-discrimination law. The Human Relations Commission serves as the advisory board for the agency. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you can submit an Intake Discrimination Complaint form online. Read the Human Relations ordinance here (PDF, 134 KB). You may contact us at (785) 832-3310.

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