NEWS AND OPENINGS

Applicants for Judicial Opening Announced
Solicitation of Public Comment

Fifteen attorneys residing in Johnson County have applied for the upcoming current judicial opening in Johnson County. The opening is due to the pending retirement of Judge James Franklin Davis. The applicants are:

Jason Billam, Olathe; Henry Cox, Shawnee;  Veronica Dersch, Overland Park;  Krishnan Christopher Jayaram, Overland Park;  Steven Johnson, Olathe;  Chris Kopecky, Leawood;  Robin Lewis, Edgerton;  Rhonda Mason, Overland Park;  Michael McCulloch, Olathe;  Clayton Norkey, Overland Park;  Robert Scott, Lenexa;  Wayne Smith, Overland Park;  John Taylor, Overland Park;  Karen Torline, Shawnee; and  Robert Wonnell, Olathe.

The Tenth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission will convene November 21, 2014 to interview and select nominees for submission to the Governor to fill the district judge vacancy.

The 10th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission is made up of 14 members. Seven are attorneys elected by the Kansas licensed attorneys residing in the district, and 7 are non-lawyers appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.

The Nominating Commission welcomes and encourages public input into this important process. Comments and questions can be submitted in writing to the Commission Secretary, Steve Howe, 5th Floor, Johnson County Kansas 100 S. Kansas Ave, Olathe, KS 66061, faxed to (913) 715-3050 or emailed to Steve.Howe@jocogov.org. All comments will be forwarded to all members of the Commission.

Press Questions: Call Steve Howe, (913) 715-3015 or email at Steve.Howe@jocogov.org

Future Meeting Dates:

November 6, 2014 Meeting to Review Applications 1:00 p.m. at the Johnson County Administration Bldg, Room 202-204, 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, KS. Public comment will be accepted at 1:15 p.m.

November 21, 2014 Meeting to Interview Applicants 8:00 a.m. at the Johnson County Administration Bldg, Room 200, 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, KS. Public comment will be accepted at 8:15 a.m..

 

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