Judge Curtis Maschman has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 1st Judicial District (Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties) beginning January 2012. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Maschman, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.
Judge Maschman has served on the county court bench in the 1st Judicial District since taking the bench in April 1993. He served the previous terms as presiding judge for the district in 2003 and 2004. Judge Maschman is a member of both the Supreme Court’s Automation Advisory and Supreme Court Technology Committee. In 2007, he was recognized for his innovation and assistance in developing several portions of the computer system used in Nebraska’s trial courts with the Chief Justice’s “Outstanding Service to the Judiciary” Award.
As presiding judge, Maschman has primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery of county court services within the 1st Judicial District. Judge Maschman will 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 media.
Presiding judges also bear the responsibility for the hiring, evaluation, and discipline of county court staff and provide county courts in the area with direction in matters of local district policy.