District Judge Vicky Johnson to Retire End of January

District Judge Vicky Johnson to Retire End of January

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Nebraska District Court Judge Vicky L. Johnson, 1st Judicial District, announced her retirement effective January 31, 2022.

In her letter to the Governor, Johnson noted, “It has been my honor and privilege to serve Southeast Nebraska as a District Judge beginning in January 2004.”

Johnson has served on the district court bench for 17 years. Additionally, she is the presiding judge for the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court. She has held several volunteer positions within the Nebraska District Judges Association, including current Co-Chair of the District Judges Association Education Committee.

She is a member of the Supreme Court Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee and a former member of the Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee.

After taking the bench in January 2004, Johnson was continuously retained by area voters, most recently in 2018.

The first step in replacing Johnson will be for the Judicial Resources Commission to call a meeting to determine whether or not, based on judicial workload statistics, her retirement creates a judicial vacancy on the district court bench.


News Reporters:

Judge Johnson’s Judicial Profile: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/hon-vicky-l-johnson

Replacing a Nebraska Trial Court Judge: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/media/reference

Read the Fairbury Journal-News: https://fairburyjournalnews.com/content/judge-vicky-johnson-retire