Judge Frank Skorupa has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 5th Judicial District (Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Seward, & York counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Skorupa, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.
Judge Skorupa was appointed to the county court bench in Columbus in 1994. He serves on various committees of the Nebraska County Judges Association and has served a previous term as presiding judge for the district in 2005.
As presiding judge, Skorupa has primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery of county court services within his judicial district. Skorupa 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.