Ceremony to Invest Luckert as Chief Justice Tuesday in Topeka

Justice Marla Luckert will be invested as the new chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Topeka.

Luckert was appointed by Gov. Bill Graves to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2003. With the retirement of Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, she is the senior justice on the court and becomes the new chief justice.

A native of Goodland, Luckert earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Washburn University and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law.

She was in private practice in Topeka from 1980 to 1992, when she was appointed by Gov. Joan Finney as a district judge for the 3rd Judicial District, which is Shawnee County. She was named chief judge of the district in 2000.

The public can access a live webcast of the investiture by following the Watch Supreme Court Live! link on the Kansas judicial branch website at www.kscourts.org. A recording of the ceremony will be available online for playback by anyone unable to watch it live.