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James Fleetwood reappointed chief judge of 18th Judicial District

Thursday, November 9, 2017  
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TOPEKA — Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge James Fleetwood to a two-year term as chief judge of the 18th Judicial District, effective January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019.
Fleetwood has served as district judge in the 18th Judicial District since 1997 and chief judge since 2009. He presides over cases in Sedgwick County.
"We are glad that Judge Fleetwood agreed to serve another two years as chief judge, providing continuity in capable leadership in the 18th Judicial District," said Nuss.
"Being chief judge of the 18th Judicial District has been an honor and personally rewarding," Fleetwood said. "As chief judge I have had many opportunities to associate not only with the best of the judicial branch of Kansas but to also work in conjunction with many community leaders dedicated to the improvement of Sedgwick County and Kansas."
Fleetwood is a long-term resident of Kansas and graduated from Washburn University School of Law. He had an active law career in private and corporate practice before he was elected to the bench.
Each of Kansas' 31 judicial districts has a chief judge who, in addition to his or her judicial responsibilities, has general control over case assignments within the district, as well as general supervisory authority over the administrative and clerical functions of the court.

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