Media Releases

Media Releases

October 14, 2021
Judge Stefanie Martinez, Sarpy County District Court Judge, and Judge Vernon Daniels, Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court Judge, were given the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 13, 2021, in LaVista during the annual judges’ conference. Justice Mike Heavican presented Judge Daniels with the Improvement of the Judicial System Award, and Judge Martinez was given the Service to the Community Award. The awards, given annually, recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects...Read more
October 12, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Dodge County Drug Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team would like to announce the graduation of two participants. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall, Host WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:45 p.m., following Drug Court WHERE: Dodge County Courthouse District Court Room 428 N. Broad Street Fremont, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment,...Read more
October 7, 2021
LINCOLN – Patrick M. Heng, Michael L. Nozicka, and Tanya K. Roberts-Connick, all of North Platte, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska The vacancy is due to the resignation...Read more
October 6, 2021
LINCOLN – Aaron J. Conn, Rushville; Chawnta M. Durham, North Platte; Morgan R. Farquhar, Cambridge; Patrick M. Heng, North Platte; Bryan S. McQuay, Alma; and Cody E. Siegfried, McCook, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties. The primary place of office for the judicial...Read more
September 30, 2021
LINCOLN – Katie L. Benson, Grant A. Forsberg, Korey T. Taylor, Anthony W. Liakos, and Justin T. Wayne, all of Omaha; Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn; and LeAnne M. Srb, Papillion, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of Douglas County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancies is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancies are due to the retirements of Judge Gregory M. Schatz and Judge Thomas A. Otepka. The public...Read more
September 27, 2021
LINCOLN – Sarah A. Hinrichs, Hastings; and John D. Icenogle and Patrick M. Lee, both of Kearney, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court 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 Mark J. Young. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held at the Hall County Courthouse, Courtroom...Read more
September 24, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: North Central Problem-Solving Court Graduation and celebration WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team would like to announce the graduation and celebration of one of its drug court participants. WHO: Judge Mark Kozisek presiding WHEN: Monday, September 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Holt County Court Courtroom Holt County Courthouse 204 North 4 th St. O’Neill, NE 68763 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program...Read more
September 21, 2021
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska for those having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule § 3-117 for admission. A swearing-in ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln, NE. The following list of individuals participated in the ceremony. Sapphire Minami Andersen Melissa Jo Araiza Farhanaz Ayubi Paul Kurtis Bachman...Read more
September 20, 2021
WHAT: The Douglas County District Court is pleased to announce that nine (9) participants have successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf Judge Timothy P. Burns Judge Todd O. Engleman Judge Tressa M. Alioth WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:00 PM WHERE: Hall of Justice 1819 Farnam Street Legislative Chambers (LC-4) WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion...Read more
September 16, 2021
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 11 th Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas Counties) will hold a public hearing in County Court Courtroom #2, Lincoln County Courthouse, 301 North Jeffers Street, North Platte, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 27, 2021...Read more

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