Judge Arthur Wetzel has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 9th Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wetzel, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the second consecutive year.
Judge Wetzel practiced law for 27 years in Nebraska before being appointed to the county court bench in 2011. He has served as Deputy Adams County Attorney and is a former president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
As presiding judge, Wetzel has primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery of county court services within his judicial district. He will also serve as the liaison to other agencies of local and state government for the courts of the district and to the Nebraska State Bar Association and the press.
Presiding judges also bear the responsibility for overseeing personnel matters for the district and provide county courts in the area with direction in matters of local district policy.