Lincoln – Judge of the District Court, 7th Judicial District, Robert Ensz, is retiring effective October 31, 2012 after two decades of service on the district court bench in Wayne, Nebraska and surrounding area.
In his resignation letter to the Governor Judge Ensz noted, “I have been honored to serve the State of Nebraska as a District Judge during the past 21 years.”
As his legacy, Ensz leaves the community with the Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court in Madison, which he helped establish in 2006. Ensz has served a judge of the drug court throughout the court’s existence, and also served as presiding judge for the district on a rotating basis.
As a current member of the Executive Committee of the Nebraska District Court Judges Association, Ensz has helped to establish policy and direct projects of the district court judges’ organization since he took the bench in 1991. He served as the association’s president in 2008 and served seven years on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee which he chaired in 2011. Ensz has been asked to speak during several community and judges educational seminars throughout his time on the bench, most recently to Nebraska district judges on a 2009 Ethics Issues panel and in 2010 for a regional ‘Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative’ conference.
The first step in replacing Judge Ensz 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 judicial vacancy on the district court of the Seventh Judicial District (Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, & Wayne counties).
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