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.”