Media Releases

Media Releases

September 20, 2017
The misuse of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain medicines is not only a devastating public health crisis, it is critically affecting the administration of justice in courthouses throughout the United States. The number of children in foster care because of parental substance abuse has nearly tripled since 2012, and drug overdose deaths are at record highs. In response to this national crisis, top state court leaders have formed a task force to find solutions, examine...Read more
September 12, 2017
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented 10 Employee Recognition Awards to individuals and team members on September 11, 2017, during the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ninth annual recognition event. The Employee Recognition Committee selected nine individuals and one team from the nominations submitted. Candidates for the awards were chosen and nominated by their supervisors and colleagues in the courts and probation offices where they work. The purpose of the program...Read more
September 7, 2017
Next Thursday, September 14, in Hastings, Nebraska In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, on September 14, 2017. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Hastings College’s Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall (Music Building) 723 E. 9th Street. Chief Judge Frankie Moore will preside over the morning panel...Read more
August 30, 2017
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. central time, to determine whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the 2nd Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge William B. Zastera effective October 1, 2017, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy. Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 (Reissue 2016), the public hearing will be...Read more
August 29, 2017
Jennifer Myers, Planning and Zoning Administrator with Merrick County, has been selected to serve as Hall County Clerk Magistrate in Grand Island, one of Nebraska’s largest county courts. Myers will begin work with the court system September 18, 2017, when she starts her new position with the Judicial Branch. County Court Clerk Magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding county judge supervising, assigning, and directing the work of all staff within the county court. The...Read more
August 14, 2017
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, on September 14, 2017. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Hastings College’s Perkins Auditorium, Fuhr Hall (Music Building) 723 E. 9th Street. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore said, “The Nebraska Court of Appeals judges welcome this opportunity...Read more
August 4, 2017
LINCOLN – Greg M. Ariza, Omaha; Brandie M. Fowler, Omaha; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; Christopher J. Lathrop, Papillion; Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; and S. Colin Palm, Bellevue, have submitted applications for appointment as County 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 appointment of Judge Stefanie A. Martinez to the District Court...Read more
August 1, 2017
LINCOLN – Michael S. Borders, Broken Bow; Kale B. Burdick, Lincoln; Brent M. Kelly, O’Neill; Martin V. Klein, Petersburg; and Timothy P. Matas, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 8th Judicial District consisting of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is O’Neill, Holt County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to...Read more
July 28, 2017
LINCOLN – Kyle J. Long, Scottsbluff; Andrea D. Miller, Bayard; and Lea A. Wroblewski, Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 12th Judicial District consisting of Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Randall L. Lippstreu. The public...Read more
July 21, 2017
Lincoln – Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District, William B. Zastera, is retiring effective October 1, 2017, after more than 26 years of service on the county and district court benches in Papillion, Nebraska and the surrounding area. In his resignation letter to the Governor, Judge Zastera noted, “It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of the State of Nebraska for the last 26 years as both a County and District Judge.” He continued, “It has also been my pleasure of serving...Read more

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