Fort Scott’s New Municipal Judge: John Bullard

John Bullard, Fort Scott Municipal Judge. Submitted photo.

John Bullard was hired as the  Fort Scott Municipal Judge recently.


The position is part-time, according to a press release from the city.


Bullard hears cases that come before the municipal court and renders his decision on those cases.


Cases are heard on citations written by Fort Scott Police Officers, Codes Officers and Animal Control Officers.


Bullard earned his JD in law at Washburn University.


He is also the municipal judge for the City of Columbus from 2015 to the present and has been practicing law in southeast Kansas for over 30 years.


He has appeared in Bourbon County District Court many times and is familiar with Fort Scott and the local legal community, according to the city press release.


Judge Bullard lives in Columbus, KS and is active in his community.


He has a heart for working with children in the judicial system, according to the press release.


“We are excited to have Judge Bullard serving in our Municipal Court,” Deb Needleman, Director of Human Resources for the City of Fort Scott noted. “He has shared some of his thoughts and ideas on changes we might consider for some of our ordinances so they are more effective and provide more options in dealing with various situations.”


Fort Scott’sMunicipal Court is held the first and third Thursdays of every month at 3 p.m. in the City Commission Room at city hall, 123 S. Main.


If unsure of a court date, or need to reschedule, please contact the Municipal Court Clerk.



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