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Judicial Commission to Hold Hearing Concerning Judicial Vacancies

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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.

Following the hearing, the Commission will make a recommendation to the Legislature of its determination.

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