County Court Judge Curtis Evans of York, Nebraska, recently submitted his notice of resignation to the Governor indicating his plan to retire May 13, 2013, after more than 36 years on the bench.
“It has been a great honor to serve as County Judge of the 5th Judicial District for over 30 years,” commented Evans. “I have very much enjoyed working with the dedicated judges and staff of our court system.”
After taking the bench in January 1977, Judge Evans was retained in his position by area voters through several elections, most recently in 2010.
Judge Evans has been very active in the Nebraska Supreme Court ‘Through the Eyes of the Child’ Initiative as lead judge for 5th District, and also served on the Commission of Children in the courts. He has spent a good portion of his career promoting the use of mediation within the court system and supporting the just treatment of the elderly and vulnerable in Nebraska guardianship and conservatorship cases.
The first step in replacing Judge Evans will be for the Judicial Resources Commission to call a meeting to determine whether or not, based on judicial workload statistics, his retirement creates a vacancy in the 5th Judicial District (Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties).
More information on Judge Curtis Evans (and photo) can be found: http://supremecourt.ne.gov/3971/honorable-curtis-h-evans