Woman With Sioux County Ties Becomes District Associate Judge

gavel_1Sioux City, Iowa — A woman with ties to Sioux County has been appointed as a district judge.

The District Court Administrator for the Third Judicial District, Leesa McNeil says that Julie Schumacher has been appointed as a district associate court judge of the Third Judicial District.

Schumacher is 45 and is a 1986 graduate of Spalding Catholic High School. She grew up in rural Orange City. Judge-elect Schumacher attended the University of South Dakota where she earned her bachelor’s degree and went on to earn her law degree from Creighton University School of Law. She has served on the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, the Iowa Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Commission, and on the Iowa Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners. Judge-elect Schumacher lives in Crawford County. She has been in private practice since 1993 and currently serves as an Assistant County Attorney for Crawford County and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Denison. She will oversee the juvenile court in her new role.

Schumacher will be sworn in as a district associate judge of the Third Judicial District at an investiture ceremony on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Woodbury County Courthouse, Courtroom 201. A public reception will be held at the Woodbury County Courthouse following the ceremony.

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