Media Releases

Media Releases

November 13, 2017
The Central Nebraska Drug Court will hold a ceremony and celebration on November 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Windmill Center in Minden, Nebraska. Nebraska State Senator John Kuehn will deliver the graduation ceremony keynote address. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. There will be 28 graduates from Phelps, Buffalo, Kearney, Adams and Hall Counties. Judges presiding...Read more
November 9, 2017
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1205 to determine whether (1) a new judgeship is appropriate in any judicial district or a reduction in judgeships is appropriate in any judicial district, or (2) the judicial district boundaries or the number of judicial districts should be changed for the district or county courts. The Commission shall also examine current caseload statistics and make any appropriate recommendations for the more...Read more
November 8, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Court of Appeals Judge in the 5th Judicial District (consisting of Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Merrick, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Thayer, Webster and York Counties) will hold a public hearing at the York County Courthouse, 510 North Lincoln Avenue, district courtroom, in York, Nebraska...Read more
November 8, 2017
LINCOLN – Sandra J. Allen, Lincoln; Julie E. Bear, Plattsmouth; James M. Buchanan, Omaha; Steven S. Chase, Omaha; Nathan B. Cox, Plattsmouth; and Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge William B. Zastera. The public hearing of the...Read more
October 27, 2017
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Hevelone Center on the Beatrice High School Campus on November 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Shortly after 1:00 p.m. Principal Jason Sutter with review rules and expectations with the students noting that at 1:30 p.m. the Hevelone Center will transform into a Supreme Court Courtroom for the remainder of the day. District Court Judge Rick Schreiner will discuss with the...Read more
October 19, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing at the Sarpy ­­­­County Courthouse, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Courtroom #7, in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the...Read more
October 17, 2017
Judges from across the state were elected to lead their respective associations at their annual meetings in Papillion in October. Kearney County District Court Judge Terri S. Harder is president of the Nebraska District Judges’ Association; Sarpy County Juvenile Court Judge Robert O’Neal is president of the Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges’ Association; and, Scotts Bluff County Judge Kris D. Mickey is president of the Nebraska County Judges’ Association. Presidents and officers will serve...Read more
October 16, 2017
Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf of the district court in Omaha and Judge C. Jo Petersen of the county court in Seward were given the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 12, 2017, in Omaha. Judge Retelsdorf was given the Service to the Community Award and Judge Petersen was presented with the Service to the Judiciary Award by Chief Justice Mike Heavican during the Court’s Annual Judicial Awards Dinner. The awards recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary...Read more
September 27, 2017
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for the following individuals to be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. A swearing-in ceremony for new lawyers will take place September 29, 2017, at 10:00am in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building. For a complete list of the individuals who were approved by the Court, click here .Read more
September 27, 2017
Judge Thomas established Adoption Saturday in the fall of 1999 when less than a handful of states were participating in what has come to be a national court-sponsored program. National Adoption Day is celebrated every year on or near the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Nebraska’s celebrations have now spread to courts in all sections of the state. Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the thousands of children in foster care. Working with attorneys, adoption...Read more

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