Nebraska Trial Judges Associations Elect New Presidents

Nebraska Trial Judges Associations Elect New Presidents

Monday, October 18, 2021

Nebraska trial judges installed new association presidents during their annual meetings in mid-October. Presidential terms began October 15, 2021.

The associations and their newly appointed presidents are:

  • Nebraska County Judges Association – Judge C. Jo Petersen, Seward
  • Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association – Judge Vernon Daniels, Omaha
  • Nebraska District Judges Association – Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf, Omaha

Each will serve until October 2022.

Judges' associations allow courts to network, problem-solve and share innovations across the state. Their goal is to educate one another on national, state and local issues; and discuss ways to more efficiently function within the Judicial Branch of government. Judge association presidents work closely with the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court and with the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation.

Association presidents have the power to appoint specialized committees and operate with their elected executive committees.