Media Releases

Media Releases

April 27, 2017
May 23rd & 24th in Kearney and May 25th & 26th in Lincoln Members of Adult Drug and DUI Problem-Solving Court teams from Scottsbluff to Omaha will meet together in May – the month nationally designated as Drug Court Month – for a training and self-assessment of best practice standards. Experts from the National Center for State Courts will travel to Kearney and Lincoln to train on Nebraska’s standards and review local teams’ operating policies and procedures. In addition to the training...Read more
April 18, 2017
Two of Nebraska’s experts on criminal justice reform, Nebraska District Court Judge John Colborn and University of Nebraska - Lincoln Professor Dr. Richard L. Wiener, will discuss Justice Reinvestment with members of Congress on April 20, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. through a program sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Colborn and Wiener will discuss issues of criminal justice reform in the Midwest using experiences with recent Justice Reinvestment reforms in...Read more
April 17, 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, having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule §3-117 for admission by examination. The swearing in ceremony will take place April 18, 2017 at 10:00am in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building. Below is a complete list of the individuals who were approved by the Court: Aisha Carr Katherine Ruth...Read more
April 7, 2017
The Inaugural Ceremony for Nebraska’s newest problem solving court, the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court, will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the City-County Chambers Room 112 in the City-County Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln. Actress Melissa Fitzgerald, who presently serves as the national Director of Justice for Vets, will be a keynote speaker at the event. The mission of the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court is to honor the service of justice-...Read more
March 17, 2017
LINCOLN -- Alfred E. Corey III, Stacie A. Goding, David R. Medlin, all of Grand Island; and Martin R. Klein, Hickman, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 9th Judicial District consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Philip M. Martin, Jr. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in County Courtroom...Read more
March 16, 2017
Mr. Tim Sprakel, District 4A Probation, has begun his service as Chief Probation Officer in Omaha. His appointment became effective March 1, 2017. The Chief Probation Officer for District 4A manages a staff of 110 employees which includes 65 Probation Officers at four office locations in Omaha. Sprakel began his career with probation in June of 2000 as an Intensive Supervision Probation Officer. In 2005 he was promoted to Intensive Supervision Probation Supervisor and in 2006 was promoted to...Read more
March 14, 2017
LINCOLN – Nathan B. Cox, Plattsmouth; Erin Ebeler Rolf, Eagle; Louie M. Ligouri, Auburn; David J. Partsch, Nebraska City; Paul A. Payne, Dodge; and Julie D. Smith, Cook, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, or another site within the...Read more
March 3, 2017
LINCOLN -- Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; and Stefanie A. Martinez, Papillion, 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 appointment of Judge David K. Arterburn to the Court of Appeals bench. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be...Read more
March 2, 2017
LINCOLN – William J. Acosta-Trejo, Beau G. Finley, John J. Kohl, Jeffrey T. Palzer, Stephanie S. Shearer, and Steven J. Twohig, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 4th Judicial District (Douglas County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Susan M. Bazis. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in District Courtroom No...Read more
February 28, 2017
LINCOLN – John R. Freudenberg, Milissa D. Johnson-Wiles, Robert S. Lannin, Jeremy P. Lavene, Janice M. Lipovsky, Nancy K. Peterson, Eddy M. Rodell, and David P. Thompson, all of Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Thomas W. Fox. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating...Read more

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