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Fisher, Truston Lee 2006 Evaluation


Eighteenth Judicial District - Lincoln County Court Judge

Honorable Truston Lee Fisher

Retention Year: 2006
Recommendation: Retain


2006 Retention Survey Report (PDF)


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The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Truston Lee Fisher BE RETAINED.

The Commission is most concerned with Judge Fisher regarding his angry outbursts in the courtroom and toward his staff. The Commission had addressed this concern with Judge Fisher four years ago. Judge Fisher has acknowledged that this is an ongoing problem for him and that he to begun to address and is working to resolve this issue. The Commission has asked Judge Fisher to reappear before the Commission in two years to review his progress.

Other sources have stated that Judge Fisher is a good and fair judge. He is always available and has adequate knowledge of the law. Judge Fisher is willing to research case law and uses appropriate guidelines for his decisions.

Judge Fisher has served on the bench for 19 years as a county court judge in Lincoln County. His docket consists of traffic, misdemeanor, juvenile, civil and magistrate duties for the county court. Judge Fisher is a part-time judge and manages a farm and ranch operation when he is away from court duties.

The Commission conducts extensive research in making this recommendation, including use of surveys conducted on the judge, a self-evaluation written by the judge, interviews with people involved in the courtroom, and personal observations in the courtroom. Both attorneys and non-attorneys gave Judge Fisher average to above average ratings in most categories.

The Commission agrees that Judge Fisher is a very good judge and an asset to the community.