Kerry Sides Sworn-in as Lincoln County Court Clerk Magistrate

Kerry Sides Sworn-in as Lincoln County Court Clerk Magistrate

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A swearing-in ceremony for Kerry Sides as Clerk Magistrate of Lincoln County Court was held February 16, 2018, in the Lincoln County Courthouse in North Platte, Nebraska. Judges Kent Turnbull and Michael Piccolo presided over the ceremony.

Sides has previous experience with the courts having worked at the Lincoln County Court from 2007 to 2013. During her time in Lincoln County Court, she acted as Judge Turnbull's bailiff and served as the Assistant Clerk under former Clerk Magistrate Randy McCoy.

County Court Clerk Magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding county court judge supervising, assigning, and directing the work of all staff within the county court. The position carries a high level of responsibility for the people, paperwork, and records of the court. Sides will be responsible to ensure the efficiency of the court’s administrative functions and for investigating and evaluating procedural changes within the court. The Clerk Magistrate will also serve as the county court Media Coordinator in North Platte. As Media Coordinator, she will work with judges and news reporters to coordinate logistics for news coverage and news cameras inside the courtroom. 


Photo Top: (left to right) District Court Judge Richard Birch, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore, County Judge Kent Turnbull, Clerk Magistrate Kerry Sides, County Court Judge Michael Piccolo and State Court Administrator Corey Steel celebrate the swearing-in of Kerry Sides during a robing ceremony on February 16, 2018.

Photo Right: Kerry Sides, left, accepts Certificate of Appointment from Judge Michael Piccolo as Judge Kent Turnbull looks on.