Kerri Irwin Chosen to Lead County Court in Dakota City

Kerri Irwin Chosen to Lead County Court in Dakota City

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kerri Irwin, current assistant clerk for the county court in Dakota County, has been promoted to serve as clerk magistrate in Dakota City. Irwin will begin her duties as clerk magistrate on December 1, 2017, following the retirement of current Clerk Magistrate Paula Jensen.

Kerri began her career with the court in 2013, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position as clerk magistrate.    

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, and records of the court. Irwin will be responsible for ensuring the efficiency of the court’s administrative functions and for investigating and evaluating procedural changes within the Court.

Irwin will work in the 6th Judicial District with fellow Clerk Magistrates Vicki Kuhlmann, Tekamah/Blair; Diane Sudbeck, Hartington; Susan Smith, Ponca; Lisa Stover, Fremont; and Marcie Goeden, Pender. Judge Kurt Rager directs the operation of the county court in Dakota City. Judge Doug Luebe is based in Hartington, Judge Matt Samuelson is based in Blair, and Judge Ken Vampola is based in Fremont. The counties of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, and Washington are combined to create the 6th Judicial District.