Judge Bingham to retire

Judge John Bingham, after serving nearly 17 years on the bench as district magistrate judge for the 12th Judicial District, will retire when his current term ends on Jan. 9, 2017.
The 12th Judicial District is composed of Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties.
“I applied for the position of magistrate judge and was honored to be selected. Magistrate judges are an integral part of the justice system that will be missed greatly if Kansas abandons the wisdom of this position,” Bingham said, “I have been honored to work for Kansas and its people. I will greatly miss the work, but I am prepared for the next step in my life. I thank everyone I worked with during my tenure.”
Bingham has enjoyed a number of professional pursuits in the legal field before he became a magistrate judge, including with the state of Kansas, the governor's office, as assistant district attorney and in private practice.
A graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law, Bingham also served in the U.S. Army.

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