Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court Judge Toni Thorson to Retire Mid October

Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court Judge Toni Thorson to Retire Mid October

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court Judge Toni G. Thorson has announced her retirement. Her last day on the bench is October 16, 2019.

In her letter to the Chief Justice, Thorson wrote, “It has been an honor to work with my colleagues to try to help children and families experiencing difficult and challenging times in their lives.”

Thorson served on the juvenile bench in Lincoln for nearly 30 years. After taking the bench on August 31, 1989, she was retained in her position by area voters, most recently in 2016.

The first step in replacing Judge Thorson 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 Separate Juvenile Court bench in Lincoln. 

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