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Hellmer Reappointed Chief Judge

KSAL Staff - October 2, 2013 9:14 am

Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today that the Supreme Court has reappointed Jerome P. Hellmer to a two-year term as Chief Judge of the 28th Judicial District, effective January 1, 2014. Judge Hellmer has served as a district judge since 1996 in the 28th Judicial District. He presides over cases in Saline and Ottawa Counties.

Chief Judge Hellmer said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve and to work with my fellow Judges and outstanding support staff.”

Chief Judge Hellmer is a native of Salina, Kansas, a graduate of the University of Kansas and graduated from Washburn University School of Law.

Chief Justice Nuss said, “I am very pleased to announce Chief Judge Hellmer’s reappointment. The Kansas Judicial Branch is facing a number of challenges, particularly the underfunding of the courts. We will rely on Chief Judge Hellmer’s assistance in facing them.”

Denise Lewis Tarver

October 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Congrats, Judge Hellmer. You are one of the best in your field and you’ve always taken the time to listen to the facts before glancing at a piece of paper and changing someone’s life without good cause. I’ve always known you to be pleasant and fair.

Redden Neck

October 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Really I do not see it the same way.

Keith Davis

October 3, 2013 at 5:03 am

Congratulation Your Honor !!

Fuchs Mi

October 3, 2013 at 8:34 am

The only reason he was appointed was because of Nuss.

Denise Lewis Tarver

October 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I do. I have seen him take children from parents who cry, but who have abused or neglected their children. Those children have gone on to have productive lives and the parents are still drug addicts. I’ve seen him spend 20 minutes talking to a troubled teen vs just throwing them in lock-up. Many judges go simply off what is on the paper in front of them, which they quickly skim and move on. He takes the time to see people as the individuals they are and assesses the situation of the case, in my opinion.

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