Media Releases

Media Releases

December 13, 2016
Judge of the County Court, 9th Judicial District, Philip (Mac) M. Martin, Jr., is retiring January 31, 2017. Judge Martin is a former President of the Nebraska County Judges Association and has served on numerous judicial committees throughout his career. He mentored new judges from across the state through the County Judges Education Committee for several years, training many of the judges who are on the bench today. Martin is a Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow, an organization that...Read more
December 1, 2016
Nebraska’s trial judges’ associations installed new presidents during their annual meetings in LaVista on October 27, 2016. Judge J. Russell Derr, Omaha, is president of the Nebraska District Judges’ Association; Judge Arthur S. Wetzel, Grand Island, is president of the Nebraska County Judges’ Association; and, Judge Roger J. Heideman, Lincoln, president of the Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association. Each president will serve until October 2017. Judges’ associations allow courts to...Read more
November 16, 2016
Judge of the District Court, 1st Judicial District, Daniel E. Bryan, Jr., is retiring effective December 31, 2016. In his announcement letter to Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Judge Bryan thanked the people of the Tenth and First Judicial Districts of Nebraska for trusting him to serve as a state court judge for the last 27 years. “Always in my heart, Nebraska is home wherever I go,” wrote Bryan. Judge Bryan served Nebraskans as both a county court judge and a district court judge. He sat on the...Read more
November 16, 2016
Nebraska courts celebrate National Adoption Day each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving or a Saturday immediately following the holiday. Participating courts hold parties for adoptive families, finalize adoptions where children are ready, and educate the public about the adoption process. Nebraska’s Adoption Day partners include the Nebraska Court Improvement Project, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, area attorneys, court staff, and...Read more
November 4, 2016
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 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, December 10, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Rickie Wynne for participating families.) Scottsbluff/Gering; Scotts Bluff County Celebration: Host Judges: Judge James Worden and Judge Kris Mickey Celebration: Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 AM to 2:00...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Erendida Lopez for participating families.) Omaha/Douglas County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr. Press Conference: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 2nd floor Legislative Chamber, City-County Building...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Amanda Leighton for participating families.) North Platte/Lincoln County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Michael Piccolo Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 Lincoln/Lancaster County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Ross Stoffer Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:00 – 6:00 PM (meal at 5:00) Norfolk YMCA 301 W. Benjamin Avenue Norfolk, NE 7th Annual Adoption Day – Adoption Day festivities will be held at the YMCA in Norfolk, NE. There will be a meal provided, as well as door prizes and several activities. The event is sponsored by Health and Human Services, 7th Judicial...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 Kearney/Buffalo County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Gerald Jorgensen Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM World Theatre 2318 Central Avenue Kearney, Nebraska The Department of Health and Human Services in Kearney will be celebrating 28 adoptions by 17 families this year. The National Adoption day celebration in Kearney will be held on November 19, 20416 at the Kearney World Theater. There will be a movie...Read more

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