SCC’s Jose Soto Appointed to Access to Justice Commission

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SCC’s Jose Soto Appointed to Access to Justice Commission

Jose Soto, a vice president at Southeast Community College (www.southeast.edu), has been appointed by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican as a member of the newly created Access to Justice Commission. The purpose of the commission is to “ensure every person access to justice as guaranteed by the Nebraska Constitution.”

Soto is vice president for Access/Equity/Diversity at SCC. He holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been working at SCC for more than 25 years.

The 24-member Commission is comprised of representatives from all three branches of government, as well as community volunteers, attorneys, educators, and representatives serving low-income Nebraskans and those with disabilities. Appointments to the Commission expire in two years.

“I am honored to have been selected,” Soto said. “I see this as yet another opportunity to associate SCC and my office with the principles of access, equity and fairness,”

Co-chairs of the Commission are Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Stacy and Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Director Liz Neeley. The Commission will report to the Nebraska Supreme Court.