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The purpose of the Children’s Justice Project is to improve outcomes for Wyoming’s most vulnerable population—abused and neglected children in the court system. Find more information here.
Governor Mead recently signed a proclamation designating October 23-29, 2016 as Pro Bono Week. Wyoming joins in the national celebration to focus attention on the dedication and work that local volunteer attorneys and legal associations are doing to make civil legal services available to people who would otherwise be unable to afford a lawyer. Free legal information and assistance will be provided across the state. Access the full article and calendar of upcoming events here, and Governor's Proclamation here.Read More
Governor Matt Mead has selected Paul Phillips as Circuit Court Judge for the Sixth Judicial District in Campbell County. Phillips fills the vacancy created by Judge Terrill Tharp's retirement effective January 1, 2017. Access Press Release here.Read More
The courts in Wyoming's Ninth Judicial District in Teton County, in conjunction with the Wyoming Supreme Court, are pleased to present You Be the Judge on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, access press release here.Read More
The Wyoming Supreme Court is pleased to announce the names of newly recommended attorneys from the Board of Law Examiners and the Character and Fitness Committee for the month of October, 2016Read More
The Sheridan County Bar Association, in conjunction with the Wyoming Supreme Court, will present “You Be The Judge” to the citizens of Sheridan on October 25th and 27th. This is a free interactive community outreach program that provides an in-depth look at the difficult decisions made by Wyoming judges and justices. Mock cases will be presented to the participants, who can then ask questions and weigh in with their recommendations on the verdict and sentencing. Access flyer here.Read More
On behalf of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke, who serves as chairman, announced today that the commission has completed its consideration of all who have expressed interest in the position of District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District. Pursuant to Article 5, § 4 of the Wyoming Constitution, the Judicial Nominating Commission submitted three nominees for the position to Governor Matthew H. Mead for his consideration. Those nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are:
On behalf of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke, who serves as chairman, announced today that the commission has completed its consideration of all who have expressed interest in the position of Circuit Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District. Pursuant to Article 5, § 4 of the Wyoming Constitution, the Judicial Nominating Commission submitted three nominees for the position to Governor Matthew H. Mead for his consideration. Those nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Judicial positions are a unique challenge—it takes a mix of special qualities to perform the job effectively. The Wyoming judiciary has been very fortunate to have benefitted from the integrity, temperament and knowledge of District Judge Jeffrey Donnell and Circuit Court Judge Terrill Tharp over the past 19 years and 22 years, respectively. In August, these two members of the judiciary announced their plans to retire as of January, 2017. Access full article here.Read More
The Wyoming State Bar recently announced that the Honorable Jeffrey A. Donnell, District Judge for the Second Judicial District, Laramie, is this year's recipient of the State Bar President's Award. Congratulations, Judge Donnell, for receiving this well-deserved award. Access the full article here.Read More
The Wyoming State Bar and the Wyoming Supreme Court are pleased to announce that the Honorable Wesley A. Roberts, Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District - Riverton, is this year's recipient of the Larry L. Lehman Award for Judicial Excellence. Access the full article here.Read More
The Wyoming Court Security Commission submitted its annual report, as required by statute, on the status of court security in the State of Wyoming. To access the report, click here.Read More
Equal Justice Wyoming submitted its annual report to the Wyoming Supreme Court covering the 2016 fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. To access the report, click here.Read More
View link here for news article about retiring Judge Jeffrey Donnell.Read More
View link here for news article about retiring Judge Terrill Tharp.Read More
Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke, who acts as Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, announced today that Second Judicial District Court Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell will be retiring from the court, effective January 2, 2017.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will accept expressions of interest from qualified persons to fill the vacancy through August 29, 2016. Copies of the expression of interest form can be obtained from the Supreme Court’s website. The completed form must be received in the office of the Chief Justice no later than 5:00 p.m., on August 29, 2016.Read More