With the completion of Johnson County's new Judicial Center complex this summer, Wyoming's Fourth Judicial District, which encompasses both Sheridan and Johnson Counties will be receiving a second District Judge to be seated in Buffalo.
At Tuesday's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, Commissioner John Gibbs updated the staff on where the situation stands now, after he spoke with Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite.
Clerk of District Court Thelma Axberg said the court facilities at the judicial center are expected to be ready for occupation in mid-August.
Chief Justice Kite will need to certify the facility before the appointment of the second judge for Buffalo, but based on her staff's reports and her viewing of the plans she expects to be able to certify the facility, although she still would like to tour the new judicial center.
The new judge will require a support staff of three to four people in the new office.