Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session

Statute Number:60-239
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Trial by jury or by the court.


60-239. Trial by jury or by the court. (a) When a demand is made. When a jury trial has been demanded under K.S.A. 60-238, and amendments thereto, the action must be designated on the docket as a jury action. The trial on all issues so demanded must be by jury unless:
(1) The parties or their attorneys file a stipulation to a nonjury trial, or so stipulate on the record; or
(2) the court, on motion, or on its own, finds that on some or all of those issues there is no right to a jury trial under the Kansas constitution or statutes.
(b) When no demand is made. Issues on which a jury trial is not properly demanded are to be tried by the court. But the court may, on motion, order a jury trial on any issue for which a jury might have been demanded.
(c) Advisory jury; jury trial by consent. In an action not triable of right by jury, the court, on motion, or on its own:
(1) May try any issue with an advisory jury; or
(2) may, with the parties' consent, try any issue by a jury whose verdict has the same effect as if a jury trial had been a matter of right, unless the action is against the state and a state statute provides for a nonjury trial.
History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-239;L. 2010, ch. 135, 108; July 1.

Date Composed: 04/04/2011 Date Modified: 04/04/2011