Kansas chief justice honors former Sen. Emler

(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has honored a former legislator for his work on training of municipal judges.

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss presented the award Monday to attorney Jay Emler, a former state senator from Lindsborg who now serves on the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Emler was a municipal judge when he pushed for a state law on the qualifications for municipal judges.

The 1989 law required creation of a training and examination program for municipal judges, who in Kansas are not required to be attorneys. Emler was then appointed to a commission charged with making sure municipal judges have the skills and knowledge to carry out their duties.

Emler served on the commission until his appointment to the KCC in January, when he also left the Senate after 13 years.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s