Office of Governor: Kansas

Governor Sebelius Names Judge Carol Beier to Kansas Supreme Court

Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced her appointment of Judge Carol Beier, Topeka, today, as Kansas Supreme Court Justice. Governor Sebelius says, "Judge Beier's many years of experience in litigation, combined with her service on the Kansas Court of Appeals, make her an ideal candidate for this position. She is well-versed in the law and will serve as a fair and honorable Court Justice."

In 2000, Judge Beier was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals. Prior to her appointment, she was a Partner and Associate practicing litigation with Foulston & Siefkin L.L.P. in Wichita since 1988. Between 1987 and 1988, she practiced white-collar criminal defense at Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, D.C. She has also been a Staff Attorney in Litigation and Legislation Practice at the National Women's Law Center, as well as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable James K. Logan, United State Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Judge Beier is the author of several publications. Among those are Civic Duty and Civic Risk: The Supreme Court Throws the Balance Out of Whack, Warehousing and Parking, and The Tax Reform Act of 1986: The Return for Women. She is also a frequent presenter for various audiences, including the Kansas Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Currently, she serves as a member and Vice President of the University of Kansas Law Society Board of Governors. She is also a member of the New York University Institute of Judicial Administration, American Judicature Society, and Kansas Board of Law Examiners. Judge Beier has been a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association since 1985. She is a founding member of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association.

Judge Beier, 44, graduated from the University of Kansas in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1985 and is a LL.M. Candidate for May 2004 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

She and her husband, Richard Green, live in Topeka with their three children.

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