Media Releases

Media Releases

February 28, 2017
Judge of the County Court, 8th Judicial District, Alan L. Brodbeck, is retiring March 31, 2017 after 33 years of service on the bench. In his retirement letter to the Governor, Judge Brodbeck noted, “…I have worked with numerous judges, attorneys and court staff. I believe the Nebraska court system is second to none in quality, efficiency and integrity. In my primary service area in north central Nebraska, courts are staffed by individuals with extraordinary dedication to the people of our...Read more
February 27, 2017
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via video conference to determine whether the judicial district boundaries should be changed for the district and county courts by moving Otoe County from the 2nd Judicial District to the 1st Judicial District to better balance existing judicial resources. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1 p.m., central time. The hearing will be held via video conferencing from the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln,...Read more
February 24, 2017
March 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. University of Nebraska College of Law March 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Creighton University School of Law For over 30 years the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of making the Court’s business accessible to students on their campuses. Annual visits are made to the University of Nebraska College of Law and Creighton University School of Law. Following the argument sessions, justices spend time talking to students about the...Read more
February 23, 2017
Patty Lyon, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator for Probation District 6 in Fremont, has been selected as Chief Probation Officer for the district which includes Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties. Lyon will begin her position as Chief on March 1, 2017. Lyon has been with the Nebraska Probation system for over 16 years. She worked as a probation officer with both juveniles and adults until her promotion to Drug Court Coordinator in July 2008. Ms. Lyon is a state...Read more
February 23, 2017
Acting Chief Probation Officer Carrie Rodriguez, District 5 Probation, has been selected as Chief Probation Officer for the district beginning March 1, 2017. Probation’s District 5 includes Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties. Rodriguez began her career with probation in May 2010 and was appointed as Chief Deputy in 2011. She is a state trainer for the probation system and co-chaired the October 2016 Statewide Probation Officers’...Read more
February 17, 2017
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments at Omaha South High School, on March 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The high school court session is held in conjunction with annual Supreme Court arguments at the Creighton Law College. This visit is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes, and the importance of civics education to our society. “...Read more
February 16, 2017
The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Chadron State College the morning of April 11, 2017. This visit will mark the first time that the Court of Appeals will hold the College Campus Visit Program in the Nebraska panhandle. Chief Judge Frankie Moore, along with Judges Everett Inbody and Francie Riedmann will hear cases at 9:30 a.m. at the Chadron State College Student Center Ballroom, Chadron. Judge Moore noted that it has long been a goal of the Court of Appeals to...Read more
February 16, 2017
“Nebraska is a relative powerhouse for interpreter talent,” says Robert Cruz, Executive Director of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT), referring to an invitation for several Nebraska interpreters to teach at a nationally-sponsored conference of interpreters. In May 2017, four of Nebraska’s exceptionally talented certified Spanish interpreters will present continuing education sessions at NAJIT’s 38th annual conference in the Washington, D.C. area...Read more
February 13, 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 Thursday, March 23, 2017. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office...Read more
February 13, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the...Read more

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