A local district court judge is one of four new members appointed to the Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
21st Judicial District Judge Kendra Lewison, of Riley and Clay counties, will serve on the council through June 30, 2024. Lewison was appointed along with mediator Janell Murphey, with the Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice, Retired Chief Judge Kevin Moriarty, and court services officer Amanda Lovell from the 30th Judicial District.
The Dispute Resolution Act established dispute resolution as a means to resolve issues by means other than litigation, using an impartial third party to help the two sides reach a settlement.
The council advises the Supreme Court and its director of dispute resolution.