County Court Judge Robert Ide of Holdrege, Nebraska announced his last day on the bench will be July 5, 2013.
“I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the people of the State of Nebraska for the opportunity to serve them in the Tenth Judicial District,” Ide commented in his resignation letter to the Governor. “I would like to commend our clerks and magistrates for their untiring efforts to keep the judicial system going. Our folks have put in additional hours, have communicated well with each other and cooperated in minimizing any interruption in court system services during periods of judicial shortage and during periods in which legislation has added to their duties.”
After taking the bench on March 3, 2000, Judge Ide was retained in his position by area voters through several elections, most recently in 2010.
Following his retirement, Judge Ide plans actively seek opportunities to serve families and children in Nebraska on a voluntary basis.
The first step in replacing Judge Ide will be for the Judicial Resources Commission to call a meeting to determine whether or not, based on judicial workload statistics, his retirement creates a vacancy in the 10th Judicial District (Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, & Webster counties).
More information on Judge Robert Ide (and photo) can be found: http://supremecourt.ne.gov/3989/honorable-robert-ide