Judge Robert Wester has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District (Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wester, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.
Judge Wester has served on the county court bench in Papillion since 1994, after nearly twenty years practicing law. He is a former president of the Nebraska County Judges Association and a past recipient of the Outstanding Judge for Service to the Community Award in 2009. Wester served a previous term as presiding judge for the district in 2007.
As presiding judge, Wester 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.