Judge Terry Rickers, Newton, was appointed as a District Court Judge in October 20 IO after serving as a Magistrate in Jasper County since 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from lowa State University in 1983. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his law degree in 1986. After graduation, he was in private practice in Newton for over 24 years. He is a member of the Jasper County and Iowa State Bar Associations, and the Iowa Judges Association. He previously served on the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission. He has served on the Judicial Branch/DHS joint workgroup on mental health law redesign. He is also a Judicial Branch educational trainer on implicit bias and various other topics.