Lincoln, NE – Judge John R. Hoffert has been elected as presiding judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court for a term beginning October 3, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.
The election was made at a meeting of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court judges on October 3, 2016. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the appointment on October 4, 2016. Judge Hoffert will fill the unexpired term of Judge Laureen K. Van Norman, who will be retiring on January 5, 2017.
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is composed of seven judges who are initially appointed by the governor and who then remain on the bench for successive six-year terms upon approval of the electorate. Every two years one of the judges is elected as presiding judge by the judges of the court, subject to approval of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Source: NE WCC