Judge John Steinheider has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District (Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe counties) beginning January 2012.
The Cassgram reports The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Steinheider, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.
Judge Steinheider has served on the county court bench in the district since 1997 after 25 years in a private law practice. He has served as President of the Nebraska County Judges Association and continues to serve on various committees for the organization. He served previous terms as presiding judge for the district in 2006 and 2011.
As presiding judge, Steinheider 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.