Judicial Resources Commission to Hold February 11 Hearing

Judicial Resources Commission to Hold February 11 Hearing

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephone conference call pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine, based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 3rd Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable James L. Foster, effective January 31, 2016, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., central time. The hearing will be held via telephone conferencing from the Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The commission makes its determination based on weighted caseloads, adequate access to the courts by litigants, population, judicial duties, travel time and other factors necessary to assure efficiency and service of the court system. Following the hearing, the Commission will make a recommendation to the Legislature of its determination. Commission members are: Supreme Court Justice Michael G. Heavican, Interim Chairperson Richard Carter, Bellevue Robert J. Parker, Hastings Mike Day, Omaha Brian Phares, North Platte William Dittrick, Omaha John E. Samson, Blair Timothy R. Engler, Lincoln Lori Scherer, Beemer Jayne Mann, Aurora Amy Schlichting, Lincoln Michael J. McCarthy, North Platte Mark M. Sipple, Columbus Patrick R. McDermott, Schuyler Robert Slovek, Omaha Robert B. O'Neal, Papillion Darlene Starman, Lincoln Any member of the public is entitled to attend the Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission hearing in Room 1510 of the State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, and present, either orally or in writing, any pertinent information concerning the existence of a judicial vacancy. If anyone wishes to present written material at the hearing, a copy of such material should be furnished to the Chairperson at least one week prior to the hearing. For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730. For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System at 711.