The state Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11 to determine whether or not changes need to be made in judicial boundaries and vacancies to maintain balance in court caseloads.
The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. Any member of
the public is entitled to attend the Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission
hearing in Room 1507 of the State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, and present,
either orally or in writing, any pertinent information concerning the existence
of a judicial vacancy.
The group will consider whether a new judgeship is needed in any judicial
district or if a reduction in judgeships is appropriate in any judicial district. They will also consider
the judicial district boundaries and if the number of judicial districts
should be changed for the district or county courts.
The commission shall also
examine current caseload statistics and make any appropriate recommendations
for the more balanced use of existing judicial resources.
They will also decide whether, based
on the judicial workload statistics, if a new
county judge of the 12th Judicial District is needed. The office is vacant after the retirement of the
Honorable Charles Plantz became effective December 31, 2011.
hearing, the Commission will make a recommendation to the Legislature of its