New presiding judge set for Third CircuitSouth Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced this week the appointment of Tim Tucker as presiding judge for the Third Judicial Circuit.
By: News release, SD Unified Judicial System
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced this week the appointment of Tim Tucker as presiding judge for the Third Judicial Circuit.
Tucker’s appointment will follow the retirement of current Presiding Judge David Gienapp. Judge Tucker is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He was appointed as a circuit court judge in 1987.
Presiding judges are appointed by the chief justice and serve at his pleasure. The presiding judges are administrative heads of their respective circuits.
The Third Judicial Circuit is served by six circuit court judges, one law-trained magistrate court judge, and clerk magistrates in each county in the circuit. The 14 counties in east-central South Dakota within the circuit are Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn.