Media Releases

Media Releases

September 16, 2016
LINCOLN – Nebraska Court of Appeals Judge, John F. Irwin, has announced his intention to retire on November 1, 2016. In his letter of retirement to the Governor, Irwin noted, “I have enjoyed my 24 years on the court immensely and have had great satisfaction in taking on the challenges given to me as one of the original members of the Court of Appeals.” Irwin was appointed in 1991 by then-Governor Ben Nelson when the Court of Appeals was first formed. He served as Chief Judge of the court from...Read more
September 16, 2016
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 September 29, 2016, 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 16, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Court of Appeals Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Sarpy County Boardroom, 1210 Golden Gate Drive (2nd floor, east side of Administration Wing) in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications...Read more
September 13, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to...Read more
August 26, 2016
LINCOLN – Julie E. Bear, Plattsmouth; Nathan B. Cox, Plattsmouth; Jennifer A. Huxoll, Palmyra; David J. Partsch, Nebraska City; Paul A. Payne, Dodge; Michael A. Smith, Springfield; and Margaret M. Zarbano, Omaha, 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 Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge Jeffrey J...Read more
August 22, 2016
The Nebraska Supreme Court announces that Ms. Maria Izabel Chávez will be sworn in as a certified Spanish court interpreter at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, in the county courtroom of the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Nebraska. The Honorable William B. Cassel, Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, will administer the oath. With the addition of Chávez, there will be a total of 38 Spanish language court interpreters certified through the Nebraska Supreme Court’s program. The...Read more
August 3, 2016
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 Cass ­­­­County Courthouse, 346 Main Street, District Courtroom, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission...Read more
July 27, 2016
The investiture ceremony of Judge Jeffrey J. Funke as a Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the Fifth Judicial District will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, in the Warner Legislative Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Retired District Court Judge Randall Rehmeier will open the ceremony. Justice Max Kelch will administer the oath of office. Governor Pete Ricketts will present the certificate of appointment. Judge Todd Hutton will make remarks regarding the...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Chadron State College When: August 1, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. (MDT) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Justice William Cassel •Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore •County Court Judge Russell Harford •State Court Administrator Corey Steel What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, and Chief Judge Frankie Moore will travel to Chadron State College for a facility visit and program overview You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, Chief...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Gering Probation Reporting Center When: August 2, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. (MDT) for Welcoming Remarks followed by tour Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Justice William Cassel •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky •Chief Probation Officer Darren Duncan •Probation Reporting Center Coordinator Roger Witcofski What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the Gering Probation Reporting Center for a facility visit and program overview You are...Read more

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