Joe Dickinson Reappointed Chief Judge of 9th Judicial District

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
April 08, 2016

Judge Joe Dickinson has been reappointed to a two-year term as chief judge of the 9th judicial district, which includes both Harvey and McPherson counties.

"We are glad that Judge Dickinson agreed to serve another two years as chief judge, providing continuity in capable leadership in the 9th judicial district," said Lawton R. Nuss, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

“I am honored to accept the Supreme Court's reappointment," Dickinson said. "I look forward to serving the interests of justice and striving to improve our legal system in these challenging times."

Dickinson is a native of Hoyt and graduated from Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law. Before entering law school, he worked as a psychologist for the Menninger Foundation. After law school, he worked in a Newton law practice and as a solo practitioner.

Each of Kansas' 31 judicial districts has a chief judge who, in addition to his or her judicial responsibilities, has general control over case assignments within the district, as well as general supervisory authority over the administrative and clerical functions of the court.

Judge Dickinson has been serving the 9th judicial district since 2002. His new term will extend his appointment through the end of 2017.


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