Lisa Hunzeker Chosen to Lead County Court in Pawnee City and Tecumseh

Lisa Hunzeker Chosen to Lead County Court in Pawnee City and Tecumseh

Lisa Hunzeker, who previously worked at Southeast Community College and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, has been selected to serve as both the Pawnee and Johnson County court Clerk Magistrate in Pawnee City and Tecumseh, respectively her official work as Clerk Magistrate begins July 15, 2024.

“Ms. Hunzeker will be an excellent addition to Pawnee and Johnson County Courts. She brings a lot of knowledge including management and leadership skills that will be valuable in her work as a Clerk Magistrate,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sara Fowler.

County court clerk magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding county 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, finances, and records of the court. Hunzeker will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency of the court’s administrative functions and for investigating and evaluating potential procedural changes.

Hunzeker will work in the 1st Judicial District with fellow clerk magistrates Sherri Ullman of Beatrice, Mandy Klipp of Fairbury, Cassondra Buethe of Auburn, Bethany Godemann of Falls City, Joshua McDougall of Wilber, and Angela Holtmeier of Hebron. Judges Linda Bauer, Jeffrey Gaertig, and Richard Smith preside over the courts and direct magistrates in the 1st District. The Judicial District includes Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties.

Hunzeker replaces former Clerk Magistrate LaRita Weber who retires July 5th after 24 years of service to the court system.